BRII's mission is to provide Christian investors with the high quality information they need about the activities of public companies so that they can make good stewardship decisions about how to properly invest the money the Lord has entrusted to them. Using biblical standards, BRII has identified over 60 activities that are of concern to Christians and has built an extensive database that catalogues corporate violations of these Biblical principles. It is our desire that BRII will help make it simple for Christian investors to align their investment portfolios with their faith. Additionally, BRII hopes to actively engage corporations in order to not only offset the extensive influence of groups that are seeking to promote sinful behavior but also to actively promote adoption of biblically-based measures that will cause corporations to be a blessing to our communities.
BRII's database currently has information on over 2,000 public companies including many foreign companies. We provide data on corporate involvement in alcohol, abortion, anti-family issues, bioethics, gambling, homosexuality, human rights, low-income financial services, tobacco and pornography. We also seek to identify activities of companies that a blessing to our communities such as those that produce edifying entertainment programs.
BRII has identified over 60 activities that are of concern to Christians and has built an extensive database that catalogues corporate violations of these Biblical principles.
Biblically Responsible Investing incorporates a desire to serve Christ alone, not mammon. It embraces the sanctity and dignity of mankind, principles of justice, mercy and compassion.
BRI Screened Portfolio vs. S&P 500
Cumulative Return of Stocks Passing BRI Screens vs. S&P 500
1/1/2001 - 6/30/2014
Source: Bloomberg, Stewardship Partners
The screened results presented in this chart are simulated and do not correspond to any real investment product. Simulated performance data is hypothetical and provided for informational purposes only. It does not reflect actual performance and is gross of any fees. This document is not an offer to buy or sell securities. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The number of companies screened out of the S&P 500 during the test period ranged from a low of 72 to a more recent high of 210 (out of 500).
Investing Your Values
World Magazine - June 15, 2013
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Biblically Responsible Investing Institute
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