Faith-Driven Investing

Business for the Common Good 2020

Are Christians called to invest differently than the broader world does? How might Jesus approach the variety of investment options in today’s market? What are the greatest opportunities across asset classes to make a return and have significant social and spiritual impact? A team of world-class investors explores ways Christians can exercise influence in the marketplace. This panel discussion will challenge current norms in global investing, consider the impact of concessionary capital, and explore the range of risks and opportunities for faith-driven investors.

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Hannah Cumming

Eventide Asset Management

Hannah Cumming serves as Business 360 Program Manager for Eventide. She leads Eventide’s Business 360 research, development, and implementation. Her investment research focuses on the intersection and interaction of business ethics and business strategy, where she works to identify material measures of value creation for stakeholders and their contribution to business success and investment performance. Prior to joining Eventide, Ms. Cumming worked as an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company, where she advised clients on their strategy, M&A, and operations, with a focus on the technology sector. She has also done pro bono work and advising for a number of social-impact and faith-based organizations, with a focus on sustainable development and entrepreneurship. Ms. Cumming holds a B.A. with high honors from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Greg Lernihan

Investor

Greg is the co-founder of Convergint Technologies. Started in a basement in 2001, Convergint is now the world’s second largest electronic security company in the world with sales exceeding $1 billion and employing 4,300 colleagues globally. Passionate about helping others, he instilled a sense of social responsibility in Convergint’s culture through their unique values and beliefs. Prior to starting Convergint Technologies, Greg spent 20 years at Siemens Building Technologies before leaving as Sr. Vice President of North America. Feeling called to lead a more purposeful life, Greg left day-to-day responsibilities at Convergint at the end of 2012. Greg currently serves as a board member for an Impact Engine venture capital fund as well as other several for profit and non-profit boards, all committed to solving social issues. With his personal investments, Greg primarily works with Christian entrepreneurs committed to generating a triple bottom line; spiritual, social and financial results. Married for 36 years to his wife Marybeth, they have three married children and have been blessed with four grandchildren.

Jake Thomsen

Sovereign's Capital

Jake has 16 years of experience in operations and advisory roles spanning from start-ups to public companies. As AVP of Bank of Hawaii, Jake oversaw sales, operations, customer engagement, and marketing for a regional team, with a focus on providing advice and growth capital to local entrepreneurs. He spent four years as an independent consultant, delivering strategy and operations advisory services to start-ups and small companies in the U.S. and Africa. Clients included a distributed solar energy company in Tanzania, a technology commercialization firm in North Carolina, and an innovative credit union with offices across the U.S. As Lead Associate in the Strategic Innovation Group of consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, Jake launched and managed a SaaS cybersecurity risk product for large IT organizations, and led business development for energy offerings in Jakarta, Indonesia. He also helped to stand up the Internet of Things (IoT) division, which develops and delivers IoT products and services to Fortune 100 clients. Jake graduated magna cum laude in Economics from Pomona College, and later earned an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business and an MPP in international development from the Sanford School of Public Policy.

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On Friday, January 31, Denver Institute for Faith & Work hosted more than 300 guests from across the nation at “Business for the Common Good,” a one-day event for business leaders passionate about professional excellence and using their gifts and resources for lasting impact.

With more than six hours of expert teaching from industry leaders, Business for the Common Good On-Demand is valued at more than $250. To help others experience the gospel in business, please consider a tax-deductible donation to Denver Institute for Faith & Work. We are grateful  for your financial support.

 

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