We believe you don’t have to sacrifice profitability to invest in what matters. Our approach is multipronged. Our first step is to identify corporations engaging in product lines or business practices you may want to avoid, such as tobacco, firearms or fossil fuel emissions.
Along with excluding companies you don’t want to invest in, we’ll also identify businesses that have solid environmental, social and governance policies and practices (known as ESG investing). We’ll collaborate with you to implement both positive and negative screens, and ensure we optimize your portfolio to include only the corporations and initiatives you believe in.
Unlike most firms, NCTC takes things a step further by screening for companies that engage in value-positive activities, or those in which an investment could help influence their policies. We go through the meticulous process of voting every proxy in a manner consistent with the church’s values.
NCTC also works closely with the church’s Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) Committee to file shareholder resolutions and drive corporate engagement efforts that communicate the church’s values and policies. By doing so, we’re able to leverage a call for social responsibility within those companies, which may include:
- Board and management diversity
- Pay equity
- Environmental impact
- Governance policies and practices
- Social issues
Whether you feel strongly about racial justice, climate change or other social, economic or theological concerns, we can customize a targeted investment strategy for you.
When you’re ready to align your values with your investments, we’re the partner you can rely on.