“How does your faith
impact your investing?”
That's the question we’ve been asking ourselves. Honestly, it's really concerned us.
We want to honor God in all areas of life – and our finances don’t get a pass. We believe our vocations should be driven by the light of God’s Word. We want to make an impact for eternity, and we don’t think we need to sacrifice investment performance to do so.
In order to figure out how to do this,
we went on a journey
We started with responsible investing. Basically, filtering out negative funds. But this still left us lacking. This was the 1.0 of our journey: get the bad companies out.
2.0 got us to Impact Investing. Sure, we wanted to avoid the bad stuff, but we also wanted to do good stuff for Christ as well. We wanted to make an impact. However, 2.0 still left us being okay with companies just making environmentally friendly granola bars...
Now we're in the 3.0 phase. We want to truly impact lives for Christ through the avenue of business. What we do is "Kingdom Impact Investing". And we think it’s pretty exciting: make a return and impact in lives.
There are a ton of ways to make that return and impact lives. Let us briefly describe how we’ve chosen to tackle that huge goal.
At ADG we buy and hold majority interest in closely held businesses with annual revenues between 5–20 million dollars. We aren’t too concerned with the sector; rather we want to help Christian business owner's transition to the next phase of life without losing their kingdom impact.
The Real Distinctive
Our distinctive is focusing on people, performance and purpose. It’s what we call P3.
We work to create business cultures and environments where people truly flourish. Peter Drucker was absolutely right when he said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”
This is the result of doing the people and culture element well. The natural outflow of aligned culture and a defined Operating System is effective performance.
Purpose drives us. We build companies where people find greater meaning in their day jobs. We restore fulfillment to the workplace so that lives are impacted for Christ.
In Q4 2019, we're opening the fund for new dollars. Our existing businesses are moving under the umbrella of the Kingdom Impact Fund, so you're joining an established business with a healthy track record.
Technically, we're in the private equity group, so our minimum investment size is $500,000.
As an added benefit to investors in our fund, we offer world-class legacy services. This primarily includes coaching as well as facilitation of conversations and family meetings. We focus on building family trust and communication, and aligning the family through purpose. Interested? We’d love to talk more.
If any info here has sparked questions, we’d love to talk more. Let us know if you would like a deeper conversation on anything.