NEW YORK, NEW YORK, January 30, 2018 (Newswire.com) – Inspire Investing, a leading biblically responsible investing (BRI) firm, is hosting one of the largest gatherings of Christian leaders ever held at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as they ring the closing bell today.
The NYSE bell ringing is one of the most-watched daily events in the world, with an estimated 100 million viewers each day. Inspire is leveraging that platform to bring the rapidly growing biblically responsible investing movement to the attention of investors everywhere.
“We have been riding a rocket ship of growth this past year at Inspire and the biblically responsible investing movement is at one of the most exciting points I have ever seen. At today’s bell ringing, we are sharing that excitement with the world and ushering in a new day for the BRI movement,” says Robert Netzly, CEO of Inspire Investing.
We have been riding a rocket ship of growth this past year at Inspire and the biblically responsible investing movement is at one of the most exciting points I have ever seen. At today’s bell ringing, we are sharing that excitement with the world and ushering in a new day for the BRI movement.
ROBERT NETZLY, CEO, INSPIRE INVESTING
Among the more than 100 influential Christian leaders joining Inspire at the New York Stock Exchange are pro-life ministry leaders, including Abby Johnson, the former-Planned-Parenthood-director-turned-pro-life who is the founder of And Then There Were None and author of the book “Unplanned.”
Also attending is Rob West, who is the president of Kingdom Advisors, the largest association of Christian financial professionals in the country, and host of “Moneywise,” the popular Christian finance radio show with more than one million daily listeners.
Additional guests include executives from Thrivent, one of the largest Christian financial institutions in the country; the presidents of numerous Christian foundations; several executives from multi-billion dollar investment management firms, and a contingent of bloggers, including “Money Saving Mom” Crystal Paine whose blog has more than one million followers on social media.
All told, the attendees at Inspire Investing’s NYSE bell-ringing event control more than $100 billion of assets.
Inspire investing made headlines across the globe last year with the debut of their innovative approach to biblically responsible investing, giving faith-based investors access to low-cost, index-based investments that are aligned with biblical values. Inspire’s assets under management rose by an impressive 154 percent in 2017 and are currently nearing the $150 million mark.
Inspire uses their proprietary Inspire Impact Score Methodology to identify the most inspiring, biblically aligned companies in the world to include in their portfolios: companies that are doing things like creating clean water solutions, curing cancer, giving generously to their communities and blessing their workforce. Inspire portfolios also pointedly avoid investing in companies involved with contentious issues such as abortion, pornography, human trafficking, LGBT activism and other areas of concern for faith-based investors.
Not only does Inspire Investing seek to invest in the most inspiring companies in the world, but they also aim to beone of the most inspiring companies in the world. As such, Inspire donates 50 percent or more of their corporate profits to Christian ministry every year. Last year alone Inspire provided clean water to impoverished villagers in Nepal, provided relief for Syrian refugees and Hurricane Harvey victims, sent Bibles into North Korea and shared the hope of Christ with thousands of youth in America.
“Our goal is to donate $1 billion dollars to Christian ministry over the next 10 years,” commented Robert Netzly, CEO of Inspire Investing. “That is why we do what we do here at Inspire Investing and we are so thankful for the outpouring of support from our brothers and sisters around the world as we inspire transformation for the glory of God together.”