Cooperative Economics | "Impact-First" Investing | Transformative Leadership

When will we start asking the right questions towards faithful and livable future investing?

Being a person of faith and investing has been largely reduced to screening out bad things in your portfolio (ie producers of weapons, assault rifles, and others). Some of the more creative and thoughtful faith-based investors have pushed for more positive screening. I’m two years into learning the landscape and I’m struck by how few […]

Real Talk about our Financial Advisors ++

Real Talk about our Financial Advisors ++

Three topics have been swirling for me recently. First, I do not feel like I’m doing enough anti-oppression work. But some philanthropists in the Northwest are giving me hope. They have started rolling up their sleeves and published a great report about their investment committees and racial equity work they are doing. Their report is […]

5 Mission Driven Investing Strategies

If conventional investing is “returns-first” then what does “mission-first” or mission driven look like? What are the strategies we might use to help transition our money? Distinct from conventional impact investing, I try to help us push into the leading edge of impact-first investing. The kind of asset stewardship that might lead toward a regenerative […]

Wealth at the disposal of God

This morning I was on a call with Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale, the Canon to the Ordinary for Administration and Evangelism at the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. He pointed me to this General Convention document that starts with this great quote from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: The wealth of the church…must be at the disposal of God […]