The problem
Hundreds of thousands of women around the world die every year due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth, with most of these deaths preventable. While the under-5 mortality rate is falling, there are still approximately 5 million under-5 deaths per year, most also preventable. One of the most successful health interventions for children is immunization, which continues to fall short of global coverage for many diseases. Approximately 20 million children, for example, do not receive critical vaccines for the potentially fatal diseases of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis every year. Corporations can help improve child and maternal health in several ways, including through the health benefits they offer to working mothers and families; drug development, access, and donations (for pharmaceutical companies); and charitable giving to global health initiatives
How companies are rated
Ethos is using 231,948 unique data points since 2017 to rate companies, stocks and funds on child and maternal health, including from these metrics:
Financial performance
r =
Company ratings 1-yr return
Top 10 for child and maternal health
Top 50 for child and maternal health
S&P 500 Index
Bottom 50 for child and maternal health
Bottom 10 for child and maternal health
Child and maternal health 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
Reproductive rights
maternal health
child health
women's health
sexual health
global health
UN Sustainable Development Goal 3