The problem
Global progress has been uneven in ending violence, promoting the rule of law, and strengthening institutions. Millions continue to face a basic lack of safety, whether from violence at home, human trafficking, forced migration, or other violent conflict. Corporations can play a role in creating safety for individuals in many ways, including by creating a safe work environment; involvement in the local community and supporting strong local institutions;, driving economic growth and creating decent, safe work opportunities; and creating and enforcing strong human rights policies
How companies are rated
Ethos is using 209,694 unique data points since 2017 to rate companies, stocks and funds on safety from violent conflict, including from these metrics:
Financial performance
r =
Company ratings 1-yr return
Top 10 for safety from violent conflict
Top 50 for safety from violent conflict
S&P 500 Index
Bottom 50 for safety from violent conflict
Bottom 10 for safety from violent conflict
Safety from violent conflict has a slight negative correlation (
) with financial returns, meaning companies that perform poorly in this impact area tend to perform slightly better financially
Data partners and sources
What this formula is about
violent conflict
forced migration
rule of law
UN Sustainable Development Goal 16