An End to a Miserable 2022 Brings Risks and Opportunities for Investors

Markets continued their rally from recent lows through October and November but have struggled as we end the year so far through December. Many of the key drivers remain the same, with decades-high inflation forcing the Federal Reserve and central banks around the world to raise interest rates and tighten monetary conditions at a historic … Continued

Investment Stewardship Impact Update 2022

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has a long history of responsible investing practices, or values-based investing. This dates back to a policy adopted by the General Assembly in 1971. The policy statement included a discussion about investments being “an instrument of mission and includes theological, social and economic considerations.” The basis for this belief is that … Continued

Fossil Fuel Divestment: Guidance on the Recent General Assembly Vote

During the 225th General Assembly (GA) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), there was significant debate on climate change. While we all agree that the environment is a serious issue that requires meaningful action, the debate specifically centered on what actions the church should take regarding fossil fuel divestment. One of the proposed responses was to divest church investments … Continued