JLens explores a Jewish lens on investing, and serves as the bridge between the Jewish community and the values-based impact investing movement.
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Founded in 2012, JLens is an investor network that explores a Jewish lens on impact investing, and serves as a bridge between the Jewish community and the Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arenas.
Impact investing is a newer term for an old concept: that values, ethics, and mission extend to investment decisions. However, in recent years the field has evolved into a global values-based movement, creating an exciting new forum for the application of Jewish wisdom.
JLens oversees the Jewish values-overlay and advocacy efforts for the Jewish Advocacy Strategy, a portfolio of the approximately 300 most influential companies in the US, and the only investment dedicated to advocacy on behalf of Jewish communal concerns. Anchor investors include Jewish Community Foundations, Federations, donor-advised funds, private foundations, and family offices.
By providing education, capacity building, and a "first step" Jewish values-based investment strategy, JLens aims to ultimately inspire the alignment of 100% of communal investment capital with Jewish values to achieve positive impact.
JLens serves as a bridge between the Jewish community and the increasingly influential values-based investing and corporate social responsibility movements.
Our mission is to empower investors with the knowledge, tools, confidence, and Jewish inspiration to make the world a better place.
JLens represents Jewish communal concerns in the values-based investing field, and conducts advocacy with public companies on Israel, religious tolerance, social and environmental issues.
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