Episode 25: Biblically Responsible Investing, with Robert Netzly

Summary – Biblically Responsible Investing, with Robert Netzly

Faith Ventures welcomes Robert Netzly, CEO of Inspire Investing and a major thinker behind the concept of “biblically responsible investing”. Robert shares his unusual journey from teaching 4th grade to spearheading one of the fastest-growing investment firms in the nation. We take a deep dive into the moral impact of our financial decisions and how Robert envisions aligning investments with biblical principles. Robert shares his story of starting a career in finance despite clear opposition, with nothing more than a laptop and sheer determination. Though early days were filled with struggle and skepticism, his firm now manages close to $2.7 billion in assets. We unpack the challenges that come with pioneering this kind of fund, engaging with companies, standing firm against societal pressures, maintaining integrity, and staying true to Christian values. Robert’s testimony is filled with insights on tackling misconceptions in the Christian community about money management and the belief that one must choose between financial returns and ethical considerations. Remember, our conversation today is not about financial advice but about raising awareness and sparking curiosity on where and how we invest as people of faith. So, join us as we explore the intersection of faith and finances, and learn how every investment can be faithfully stewarded, right here on the Faith Ventures Podcast.

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