The problem
Exposure to the arts improves a child's lifelong outcomes in multiple areas, and all people benefit from access to the arts and culture throughout their lives. Unfortunately, access to the arts varies significantly around the globe, often in parallel to socio-economic development. Corporations play a critical role in expanding access and supporting arts and culture, including through driving overall economic growth, fair labor practices such as work-life balance policies, support for the arts through charitable contributions, and policies and practices that respect employees' cultural heritage (for example, an indigenous peoples policy)
How companies are rated
Ethos is using 193,060 unique data points since 2017 to rate companies, stocks and funds on arts and culture access, including from these metrics:
Financial performance
r =
Company ratings 1-yr return
Top 10 for arts and culture access
Top 50 for arts and culture access
S&P 500 Index
Bottom 50 for arts and culture access
Bottom 10 for arts and culture access
Arts and culture access 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
UN Sustainable Development Goal 4