The problem
More than 750 million people in developing regions live on less than US$1.90 a day (the internationally agreed poverty line), and millions of others live on slightly more. Based on national reports, no less than 150 million people, or about 2 percent of the world’s population, are homeless. An estimated 1.6 billion, or more than 20 percent of the world’s population, lack adequate housing. Meanwhile, income inequality continues to rise in many parts of the world, and millions lack opportunities for safe, productive employment. Corporations have a central role to play in bringing people out of poverty and creating fair, inclusive economies. Corporations can contribute to this effort in many ways, including by creating good jobs (especially in low-income regions), paying a living wage, growing the economy through innovation, and ensuring inclusive and non-discriminatory practices internally and throughout supply chains
How companies are rated
Ethos is using 692,870 unique data points since 2017 to rate companies, stocks and funds on inclusive economies, including from these metrics:
Financial performance
r =
Company ratings 1-yr return
Top 10 for inclusive economies
Top 50 for inclusive economies
S&P 500 Index
Bottom 50 for inclusive economies
Bottom 10 for inclusive economies
Inclusive economies has a slight positive correlation (
) with financial returns, meaning companies that perform better in this impact area tend to perform slightly better financially
Data partners and sources
What this formula is about
wealth inequality
economic justice
inclusive economy
decent work
safe work environment
sexual harassment
fair wages
living wage
minimum wage
child labor
work hours
affordable housing
safe housing
living conditions
sustainable economies
UN Sustainable Development Goal 1
UN Sustainable Development Goal 8
UN Sustainable Development Goal 10
UN Sustainable Development Goal 11