Over the past week I had the opportunity to spend time with financial advisers in the Socially Responsible Investing community at their annual international conference held this year in Whistler, Canada. I had been asked by the CEO of First Affirmative Financial Network, a corporate sponsor of the conference, to present two talks on stress, wellness and faith to his advisers at a pre-conference meeting and to the conference participants.
Before this conference I had no knowledge about this industry or its purpose so I certainly enjoyed learning about this new approach to investing – using my money to make a difference. I especially gained an appreciation for the hearts of the advisers who work tirelessly to support their respective clients. It was an honor for me to equip them with information and insight on managing their personal stress considering the tall task they have of guiding their clients in their investments at such a challenging time in our nation’s economy.
Additional info about SRI can be found at the Social Investment Forum, a non-profit organization that also sponsored the conference. If you’re inclined to learn more about this investment vehicle, FAFN has advisers ready to assist you throughout the United States.
As a quick reminder…. a few scriptures on money and investments.
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” Matthew 6:19-21
“But divide your investments among many places, for you do not know what risks might lie ahead.” Ecclesiastes 11:2
Go have a great day!