The problem
The development of new technologies and knowledge, as well as how they are shared, is critical for ongoing global economic growth and improving standards of living. Innovation in pharmaceutical drugs, energy sources, transportation, software, and many other areas saves lives and lifts people out of poverty. Conversely, unequal or restricted access to technology and knowledge, the spread of misinformation, and data breaches have limited the impact of innovation. Some new technologies (such as e-cigarettes) can have a negative impact on many lives. Corporations play a critical role in both driving innovation and ensuring it has a positive impact on society, including through economic growth and good jobs created, social and environmental problems addressed, and equitable access to new technologies
What this cause is about
open source
freedom of press
data privacy
personal data
data security
UN Sustainable Development Goal 9
Data partners
How ratings work
Ethos is using 217,984 unique data points since 2018 to rate companies, stocks and funds on innovation, including from these metrics:
Metric Source Importance