According to the World Bank, “Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day and struggles to meet basic needs.”
What is the role of faith-based investors, then, in alleviating poverty? Duke Divinity School’s Ormond Center released their 2022 field guide, Christian Enterprise Solutions to Poverty, to examine how Christian organizations are focusing their poverty alleviation efforts.
Intended as a tool for building and promoting the field, the guide discusses the pioneering role of faith-based investing and the ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, and capacity builders operating in various ways to address poverty.
“I’m happy to share that Praxis Mutual Funds® was recently featured in Duke Divinity School’s must-read Ormond Center report on Christian Enterprise Solutions to Poverty,” said Mark Regier, Praxis Vice President of Stewardship Investing. “Alleviating poverty is not a target that can be easily achieved by business-as-usual practices, and this report highlights a wide range of organizations with bold leadership and innovative solutions seeking to make this happen.”
The Field Guide paints a picture of Christian impact investing by showcasing several religious organizations through mini-profiles of their work in combating poverty. Described in the report are various multi-dimensional strategies including relief, community development investing, advocacy and many more.
Read the field guide to learn more about the 10 enterprise solutions to identify ways you can elevate your understanding and engagement in faith-based investing.