The problem
Income inequality continues to rise in many parts of the world. The richest 1 percent (those with more than $1 million in assets) own 45 percent of the world’s wealth; adults with less than $10,000 in wealth make up more than 60 percent of the world’s population but hold less than 2 percent of its wealth. Income inequality often follows lines of gender, race and nationality, and is tied to other structural inequalities (such as unequal female representation in executive positions or political offices). Corporations can address inequality in many ways, including through their internal policies and practices, strategic choices (such as where to build a facility or incorporate), business relationships (such as with suppliers), and involvement in public policy
What this cause is about
wealth inequality
economic justice
inclusive economy
UN Sustainable Development Goal 10
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How ratings work
Ethos is using 250,466 unique data points since 2018 to rate companies, stocks and funds on reduced inequality, including from these metrics:
Metric Source Importance