Investment Principles

Catholic

Principle 1: Do No Harm

Completely avoid companies engaged in (or profit from) any immoral or evil activity:​

Violate the Sanctity of

Human Life

Violate the Sanctity of

Human Life

  • Involved in abortion or production of contraceptives 

Johnson & Johnson

Pfizer

Merck

  • Embryonic stem cell research or fetal tissue research​

Thermo Fisher

Danaher

Agilent Technologies

  • Corporate giving to Planned Parenthood

Apple

Microsoft

Facebook

3M

Nike

Violate Human Dignity

Controversial Arms Production

  • Producers and distributors of  pornography

Google

Amazon

Verizon

  • Producers and distributors of marijuana

Canopy Growth

Aurora

Anheuser-Busch

  • Sweatshops or poor working conditions

  • Discriminate based on race or gender

  • Includes land mines and nuclear weapons​

Boeing

Lockheed Martin

Raytheon

  • Engaged in military contracts with oppressive regimes

Principle 2: Promote the Good

Find companies who are doing good things:

  • Pursue Economic Justice

    • Fair compensation for their workforce, and good working conditions

  • Environmental Stewardship

    • Companies who are mitigating or managing their pollutants responsibly

  • Corporate Responsibility

    • Companies who give back to the community, promote peace, protect and defend workers rights

  • Contribute to Human Flourishing

    • Find companies whose work improves our lives

Principle 3: Prudence as a Guiding Virtue

Investing is more about managing risks than returns. 

Prudent financial advice takes all factors into account, and should be

a custom fit for each investor.

 

Have a plan, stay disciplined, be informed, and be a 

good steward of your money.