Joseph M. Kinard is the immediate past Chair (June 30, 2020) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) which was created in 1971 to advance the church’s mission through the financial resources (approximately $10 billion dollars) entrusted to it. MRTI implements the PCUSA policies on socially responsible investing (also called Faith-Based Investing) by engaging corporations in which the church owns stock. Priorities for MRTI include: pursuit of peace; racial, social and economic justice; environmental responsibility and securing women’s rights. Mr. Kinard also Chaired the PCUSA Environmental and Climate Change Issue Committee.
During his tenure as Board Member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Board of Pensions (2008 – 2020), Mr. Kinard served on the Investment, CEO Search, Board Development and Governance, Social Responsibility and Church Relations Committees. In addition, Mr. Kinard served as a reviewer of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Foundation investment strategy. He is an acknowledged thought leader in Corporate Socially Responsible/Impact Investing (CSR II) having spoken at Institutional Investor Summits sponsored by The New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ,Thomson Reuters, Institutional Real Estate Investors, High Water Women’s Investing for Impact Symposium, Guest Lecturer at The University of the South Babson Center for Global Commerce, Yale University School of Management Impact Investing Conference and contributing author to the book Faithful Investing: The Power of Decisive Action and Incremental Change published in September 2019.
Mr. Kinard, through his company The Kinard Group, LLC has helped companies in obtaining venture capital, angel and mezzanine financing representing both capital funds and their portfolio companies. In 2018 Mr. Kinard was inducted into the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) Wall Street Hall of Fame. NASP is the oldest organization in America supporting women and minorities in the financial services industry.