Ten years ago, the FSM leadership team set the challenge to make our investments do much more than just keep from harming our world. Could we use our financial resources to actually care for creation? Impact investing has allowed us to invest in enterprises that are actively building clean renewable energy capacity, forest conservation, sustainable agriculture, clean water, and many other initiatives that are giving new hope for the Earth – all the while enhancing our financial returns and reducing portfolio risk. What an inspiring vision – and I am humbled and excited to have a part in bringing the sisters’ vision to reality!
Written by John O’Shaughnessy, CEO/CFO of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary.