The problem
Global progress has been uneven in ending violence and promoting the rule of law. Corruption, human trafficking, and unstable governments deprive millions of basic security. Lack of justice threatens the lives of unsentenced detainees, human rights defenders, and victims of police violence. Concerted action is needed to build more transparent institutions that protect individual safety and respect the rule of law. Corporations can play a role in this effort in many ways, including by creating a safe work environment; becoming actively involved in the local community and supporting strong local institutions; driving economic growth and creating decent, safe work opportunities; creating and enforcing accountability standards (such as ethics policies and codes of conduct); and creating strong human rights policies, both within internal operations and throughout supply chains
How companies are rated
Ethos is using 319,349 unique data points since 2017 to rate companies, stocks and funds on peace and justice, including from these metrics:
Financial performance
r =
Company ratings 1-yr return
Top 10 for peace and justice
Top 50 for peace and justice
S&P 500 Index
Bottom 50 for peace and justice
Bottom 10 for peace and justice
Peace and justice 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
civil rights
access to justice
minority rights
hate crimes
accountable institutions
police violence
accountable police
gun control
weapons sales
school shootings
mass shootings
UN Sustainable Development Goal 16