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How does ESG stack up against Biblically Responsible Investing?

By Art Ally for TOWNHALL

There’s a lot of talk today about ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing. Millennials in particular are gravitating toward companies that match their values.

“Millennials are nearly twice as likely to invest in companies or funds that target specific environmental or social outcomes,” according to a recent Ernst & Young report. The survey also says that “29 percent of investors in their 20s and 30s seek a financial advisor that provides values-based investing.”

Financial advisers are also discovering that even their nonreligious clients are embracing faith-based strategies. InvestmentNews describes it this way: “[F]aith-based investing is the original impact investing, so it’s only natural that the rapidly expanding appeal of ESG and sustainable investing is also raising awareness of faith-based strategies.”

Increasingly, more Americans realize that money isn’t everything, but it’s still profoundly important. Jesus told us that where our treasure is, our heart is also. He also warned us not to place it above something even more critical: our relationship with God.

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