The problem
1 in 5 women and girls between the ages of 15-49 have reported experiencing physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner within a 12-month period, 750 million women and girls were married before the age of 18, and at least 200 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Corporations can support safety for women in many ways, including by creating a safe workplace and work culture, supporting gender equality at work, and establishing strong human rights policies that include safety from violence (and requiring supply chain partners to adhere to similar policies)
How companies are rated
Ethos is using 97,590 unique data points since 2017 to rate companies, stocks and funds on no violence against women, including from these metrics:
Financial performance
r =
Company ratings 1-yr return
Top 10 for no violence against women
Top 50 for no violence against women
S&P 500 Index
Bottom 50 for no violence against women
Bottom 10 for no violence against women
No violence against women 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
Violence against women
sex trafficking
gender equality
women's rights
UN Sustainable Development Goal 5