Impact Investing

Serving the Underserved While Promoting the Growth of God's Kingdom

GuideStone believes that all Christians are called to be a light to the world (Matt. 5:16). Our desire to be a witness for Christ shapes everything that we do.

Over fifty years ago, we developed our first faith-based investing policy so that we could reflect biblical principles by excluding those investments that we deemed incompatible with our moral and ethical posture as a Christian organization. Since that time, we have instituted a shareholder advocacy program that engages in dialogues with companies to encourage beneficial change. But exclusionary screening and advocacy efforts can only go so far in promoting positive, long-lasting change in our world.

That’s why GuideStone is excited to introduce IMPACT INVESTING as the new frontier to faith-based investing by offering the GuideStone Global Impact Fund, an overtly Christian, returns-focused mutual fund created specifically to further God’s Kingdom here on earth. With this Fund, we give our investors the opportunity to be more proactive with their investment dollars as we partner together to serve the underserved and glorify God.

GuideStone's Impact Themes

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Sanctity of Life & Spreading the Gospel

Investing in organizations that seek to protect life, enhance living conditions and proclaim the Gospel.

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Human Dignity & Advancement

Investing in organizations that seek to improve health care and provide advancements in technology, education and employment training.

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Stewardship of God's Creation

Investing in organizations that seek to enhance the efficiency and accessibility of life-sustaining resources such as water and land.

Through the Global Impact Fund, we seek to effect real change in the world for God’s glory and the benefit of those He created. The Global Impact Fund allows investors to make a meaningful difference in the world around them while preparing for their financial future.

A World Transformed by Christian Investing

Furthering our commitment to impact, GuideStone has committed to donating a portion of the revenue we earn from the Global Impact Fund to Christian ministries that promote our three impact themes: Sanctity of Life and Spreading the Gospel, Human Dignity and Advancement and Stewardship of God’s Creation. Since the Fund’s inception, we have donated over $150,000 across four projects.

Impact in Action

We helped to fund the critical distribution of medicines, medical supplies and vitamins to the most underserved parts of Venezuela. These were used to benefit church leaders and workers, as well as vulnerable church members and other poor families. By protecting the health of those working in churches, we can helped them continue the work of the gospel unimpeded.
We supported the training of nearly 300 Christian widows in Nigeria to sustain themselves through home enterprises such as the preparation and sale of traditional foods, tailoring or knitting. Weekly discipleship sessions are held and, through this outreach, nonbelieving widows in the community who are in great need are welcomed into the group as well.
We contributed to the Ukrainian relief efforts to help alleviate the suffering of those caught in the Russia-Ukraine War.
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We provided funding to the Prestonwood Pregnancy Center, located in Richardson, Texas.

Since 1991, the Prestonwood Pregnancy Center has provided a comprehensive, holistic reproductive health care program to women in the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. They offer pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and other services — free of charge — in a confidential, compassionate, Christ-focused setting.

About the GuideStone Global Impact Fund1,2

The GuideStone Global Impact Fund seeks capital appreciation with modest current income. The Fund employs an actively managed, manager-of-managers approach and is strategically constructed as a multi-asset class investment. The majority of the Fund is invested in a diversified mix of global publicly traded equity and fixed income securities, with a targeted allocation to illiquid alternative investments.

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Strategy and Sub-Advisor Summary

Global Public Equity
Janus Capital Management
Global all-cap equity strategy with a core-to-growth orientation.
U.S. Public Fixed Income
RBC Global Asset Management
Conservative core strategy with a focus on security selection and sector rotation.

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1 Sub-Adviser Composite is subject to change at any time. The percentages shown reflect the target allocations of the Fund. Actual Sub-Adviser weights may differ at any time.

2 GuideStone Capital Management, LLC (the "Adviser"), the adviser to the Fund, invests directly in private investments, and may invest in other securities, on behalf of the Fund. The Adviser also maintains a sub-advisory agreement with Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC ("Parametric") under which Parametric will provide completion portfolios within the Fund, as instructed by the Adviser. The Adviser's private investments are long-term holdings of the Fund in line with its strategic asset allocation. The Adviser's private investments in securities and Parametric's "completion portfolios" are used to assist in preserving the desired risk exposures for the Fund in furtherance of its investment objective. These other securities and completion portfolios that are short-term in nature are not included in the target allocations of the Fund to sub-advisers listed above.

There can be no guarantee that any strategy (risk management or otherwise) will be successful. All investing involves risk, including potential loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

An investment in the Fund involves risks that can significantly affect the Fund’s performance, including Credit Risk, Equity Risk, Faith-Based Investing Risk, Fixed Income Securities Risk, Foreign Securities Risk and Market Risk.

Impact Investing — The Fund’s impact investing criteria could cause it to perform differently compared to funds that do not apply such criteria. Successful application of the Fund’s impact investing strategy will depend upon the Adviser’s and each sub-adviser’s skill in properly identifying and analyzing impact investing issues. Investments made may not generate the amount of positive impact that was intended when the investment was made.

^ The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance of emerging markets.  As of March 29, 2019, the index consists of the following 24 emerging market country indexes: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.  The funds described herein are indexed to an MSCI index and are not sponsored, endorsed or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to any such funds or securities or any index on which such funds or securities are based. The Prospectus contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with GuideStone Funds and any related funds. Index used with permission. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Foreign Securities Risk — Obligations or securities of foreign issuers may be negatively affected by political events, economic conditions or inefficient, illiquid or unregulated markets in foreign countries.

You should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the GuideStone Funds® before investing. A prospectus with this and other information about the Funds may be obtained by calling 1-888-GS-FUNDS (1-888-473-8637) or downloading one. It should be read carefully before investing.

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