Marc Andreesen once said (something that Warren Buffett has since popularized) that he would invest in a house (investment), or a boat (charity), but not a houseboat (referring to impact investments with less than market returns). Many investments that come out of this movement are going to be focused on providing at, or better than, market rates of returns as compared to other, more secular products in their fields. Others are going to have outsized impact in other areas of impact from job creation to discipleship, but might fall short of market financial returns. Ours is a movement that celebrates both of these groups of investments. Faith Driven investors aren’t afraid of investing in excellent houseboats.
Using Scripture as Our Guide
Proverbs 3:27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.
Psalm 112:5 It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice.
Proverbs 11:25 A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Proverbs 19:17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.