“A Biblical Argument for BRI” is a paper from the Inspire-Biola Research Institute for Biblically Responsible Investing written by Shane Enete, CFA. Read the full paper below:
In the beginning, God’s commandment for us is to work and watch over the land (Genesis 2:15). While our culture has excelled at becoming more productive in our “working of the land” through modern portfolio theory and passive investing, we have gradually gotten worse at fulfilling the second part of God’s commandment, namely, to “watch over” the very land that we are working. Christian investors can respond to this weakened ability to watch over the land by moving towards Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI).