The Missouri Baptist Foundation, responding to the biblical challenge of responsible stewardship, calls for conscious investment decisions consistent with Christian and moral principles. To do this, the Foundation has instructed its investment managers to avoid investments in companies whose business activities are significantly derived from tobacco, alcohol, gaming, pornography, abortion or fetal tissue research. The majority of the Foundation’s investments are managed as separate accounts and are subject to these screens, but there are some exceptions to this standard. Investments in commingled funds, like hedge funds, are not screened for companies that violate these principles. However, any exception to the guidelines must be evaluated and approved by the Endowment Management Committee.