At least 150 million people, or about 2 percent of the world’s population, are homeless. About 1.6 billion people, or more than 20 percent of the world’s population, lack 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.
|Company ratings||Financial returns|
|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|