At Zug, for the first time ever, eight major faiths – Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and others – launched faith specific investment guidelines to help create a better world free of poverty and discrimination, with affordable clean energy, clean water, and other ecological and social goods commensurate with human flourishing and stewardship of God’s creation.
“Responding to the cry of the poor and the cry of creation is a biblical calling evangelical business leaders can do something about through their investments,” said Plutschinski. Which is why, Elisara stated, “we attended the faith and finance initiative to develop pro-active investment guidelines that are consistent with our faith that would be an encouragement and useful tool for evangelical business people.” Coulter, the CEO of the Transformational Business Network (TBN), and member of the WEA Council for Business & Ministry Finance, believes “faith consistent investments that are properly targeted, and supports what we’re for as opposed to merely avoiding what we’re against, can make a big impact in people’s lives. As an investor that’s why I am involved in this joint WEA Creation Care Task Force/ Business Coalition initiative.”
The next step in the process is an event scheduled for July 21st, 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland to launch the WEA’s evangelical investment guidelines, define strategic investment targets, and develop tools that could measure the full range of impacts that evangelicals are concerned about, including spiritual transformation.
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