Companies confront human rights issues with employees, communities, customers, and suppliers. Our Human Rights portfolio invests in companies that promote fair and equitable working conditions and companies that care about the safety and well-being of communities.
-Companies promoting fair and equal working conditions
-Companies supporting safe working conditions and just labor practices
-Companies taking a stand to support human rights globally
-Companies that rely on sweatshops or sweatshop-like conditions
-Companies that do business with governments or regimes that suppress free speech
-Companies doing business with or supporting terrorism
Companies Included in Equality & Diversity Portfolio
Real World Impact
There were many important factors that came together to help end apartheid in South Africa, but impact investing was one of them. Public pressure led to investors directly divesting from the Royal Dutch Shell corporation and the U.S. Congress responded with the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986.
These impact investing campaigns made it expensive and difficult for companies to keep doing business in South Africa, which negatively affected the apartheid regime and South Africa’s currency.