Inspire Investing Announces Faith-Based ESG Investor Engagement Campaign for 2020

Inspire Investing released details of their 2020 Faith-Based ESG Investor Engagement campaign, naming 55 companies selected for faith-based investor engagement efforts.

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Inspire Investing released the details of their Faith-Based ESG Investor Engagement Campaign for 2020. Fifty-five publicly traded companies were selected for Inspire’s faith-based investor engagement efforts based on specific criterion to help improve their Inspire Impact Score™, a faith-based measure of environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics used by investors around the world to align investment portfolios to support biblical values.

“Our desire is to help companies to connect with and understand the issues that are important to faith-based investors so that they can take proactive steps to improve their Inspire Impact Score and attract interest from the large and growing faith-based investor population,” stated Robert Netzly, CEO of Inspire Investing. “We have worked with many companies over the years to help them better understand the concerns of faith-based investors and are excited to begin efforts with this year’s class.”

Selection Criterion

Fifty-five companies were selected for exhibiting strong scores across several important ESG issues, yet being at risk for having their Inspire Impact Score downgraded due to one specific diversity-related issue unique to each company that was identified within the past year.

“These fifty-five companies are doing some great things and excel in numerous ESG categories, but like a color-blind man playing with a Rubix Cube, they are making some unintended mistakes,” commented Netzly. “We want to help these companies excel even more by sharing our unique insight into the faith-based ESG investor population and the issues that are important to this passionate and influential demographic.”

Investors can view Inspire Impact Scores and other ESG data for the selected companies, as well as tens of thousands of stocks, ETFs and mutual funds for free with a simple ticker symbol search at inspireinsight.com.

Engagement List

The list of companies selected for engagement in Inspire Investing’s Faith-Based ESG Investor Engagement Campaign 2020 are below:

*Note: Inspire and Inspire employees and affiliates may own shares of the below companies in portfolios and funds under management, including third-party and personal investment accounts. This is not an endorsement of, or recommendation to invest in, the companies named herein. Not investment advice. 

AllianceBernstein Holding           

HomeStreet Inc

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Lenovo

AMC Entertainment Holdings

Lionsgate Entertainment Corp

American Electric Power

Lowe’s

AMN Healthcare Services

Luby's

ANGI Home Services

Lululemon Athletica

Apollo Global Management

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Avis Budget Group

Monster Beverage Corp

Big Lots

Myriad Genetics

BJ's Restaurants

NiSource​

Booking Holdings Inc

Noble Energy

Burlington Stores

Nomura Holdings

Byline Bank

Omnicom Group

Cincinnati Bell

Pandora

Comerica Incorporated

Papa John's International

Consolidated Edison

PDC Energy

Designer Brands

People's United Bank

DocuSign

PPL Corp

Dollar General

Qurate Retail

Domino's Pizza

Regions Financial Corp

Dunkin' Brands

Sarepta Therapeutics

Fiat Chrysler

Spirit Airlines

First Commonwealth Bank

Sun Life Financial

Flushing Financial Corporation

Syros Pharmaceuticals

Gates Industrial

ViaSat​

Genesco

Waste Management

Georgia Power Company

Wolverine World Wide

Groupon

About Inspire Investing
Inspire Investing is a leading provider of faith-based ESG investments and creator of the globally recognized Inspire Impact Score™ which is used by investors around the world to measure the biblical alignment of their investments according to Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) principles. For more information, visit www.inspireinvesting.com.

Media contact:
Eric Smyth
(831)382-6572
inspire@inspireinvesting.com

Investment advisory services offered through CWM Advisors, LLC dba Inspire, a Registered Investment Advisor with the SEC.

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