The problem
Around the world, people are under attack for who they love, how they dress, and ultimately for who they are. In too many countries, being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) means living with daily discrimination. From name-calling and bullying, to being denied a job or appropriate healthcare, to life-threatening violence, the range of unequal treatment faced is extensive and damaging. Corporations can support LGBTQ equality in many ways, including through their non-discrimination policies, benefits provided for LGBTQ workers and families, fostering of an inclusive culture, and corporate social responsibility efforts
How companies are rated
Ethos is using 178,950 unique data points since 2017 to rate companies, stocks and funds on LGBTQ equality, including from these metrics:
Financial performance
r =
Company ratings 1-yr return
Top 10 for LGBTQ equality
Top 50 for LGBTQ equality
S&P 500 Index
Bottom 50 for LGBTQ equality
Bottom 10 for LGBTQ equality
LGBTQ equality 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
LGBTQ rights
LGBTQ equality
gay rights
human rights
UN Sustainable Development Goal 5