Biblically Responsible Investing (2020)

Biblically Responsible Investing by Laura Brouwer (NL, 1995) is a video installation and a mixed media sculpture, showing the relevance when religion enters the daily practice of global financing. 

Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) is a Christian investment approach that aligns with the investor’s faith and biblical beliefs. Christian investors exclude companies from their investment portfolios that are involved in affairs such as abortion, contraception, and the LGBTQ community. Indirectly God is the portfolio manager.

Laura did extensive research and discovered open-source BRI databases and screening tools to scan for so-called ‘sin stocks’. In these databases, Christian portfolio managers are constantly keeping track of companies’ violations and update reports with detailed descriptions of infringements. The data of this research is reflected in the video installation and a mixed media sculpture.

The work can be seen at the KABK Graduation Show from 10–13 September 2020. More photos and video footage coming soon.