The problem
Based on national reports, no less than 150 million people, or about 2 percent of the world’s population, are homeless. About 1.6 billion, or more than 20 percent of the world’s population, lacks adequate housing (including the more than 1 billion people who live in slums). The experience of homelessness can vary from the absence of adequate living quarters to the lack of a permanent residence that provides roots, security, identity and wellbeing. In many cities across developing and developed countries, growing homelessness is straining resources. Corporations can support adequate, safe housing in many ways, including through their impact on job creation and equitable economic growth, involvement in the community and charitable giving, and choices around physical locations and presence in neighborhoods
How companies are rated
Ethos is using 81,169 unique data points since 2017 to rate companies, stocks and funds on affordable, safe housing, including from these metrics:
Financial performance
r =
Company ratings 1-yr return
Top 10 for affordable, safe housing
Top 50 for affordable, safe housing
S&P 500 Index
Bottom 50 for affordable, safe housing
Bottom 10 for affordable, safe housing
Affordable, safe housing 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
affordable housing
safe housing
living conditions
UN Sustainable Development Goal 11