Update on Home Depot Management & Leadership Team
Thanks to all of you who offered feedback (mostly thankful) in regard
to the information we shared with you about how the management and leadership
team at Home Depot has turned its back on shareholders. It did bring
up several other questions about how Christians should react to various
problems such as this. Should it cause you to send letters to management;
form picket lines outside the big orange buildings; or sell all your
stock in disgust? This is not an easy question to handle even though
these three choices are not exhausting the possibilities. However, it
brings back many questions that relate to how we as investors and advisors
choose to observe our Christian faith as it relates to our actions.
Last week at our annual NACFC conference, many people shared about their
desire to get more serious about how they will use their position in
the financial services community to influence others for Christ. I was
privileged to say that just being with other members of the NACFC and
sharing together is a spiritual high for me and I highly recommend the
summer conference experience to all of you. A reminder that early February
is also the next national conference for CFPN, and the speakers and fellowship
there is wonderful. Check out both events on www.cfpn.org and www.nacfc.org
Today I am asking for all of you to put your thinking caps in place
and give me some feedback about what YOU are doing as it relates to Biblically
Responsible Investing (BRI). Some of you may not have any investments
and others of you reading this are professional advisors and significant
investors but I want to know two (2) things:
Are you incorporating BRI practices in any way
in your investing or your practice? If yes, then
how are you doing it?
If you are not yet doing anything with the concept
of BRI, then what is that holds you back from incorporating
BRI into what you are doing?
I have a selfish reason for getting your input along
with many others as I believe the Lord is leading me
to writing a book on this subject by being an independent
observer of the people who are pioneering in this field. I will share
more about this each week and hope you will pray for me in this endeavor.
Thanks for all of your thoughts on this subject and God Bless you in
all you are doing for the Kingdom!
Sent July 31, 2006
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