Individual and institutional investors can align their actions with their values, and take responsibility for the investments they own. Aligning investments with values requires that you know what you own — but if you’re invested through mutual funds, it has been nearly impossible to know what individual companies you own. That’s changed with As You Sow’s Gender Equality Funds. Now, you can harness your personal economic power to confront big business.
How to make your investments align with your values
Search for mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) by name, ticker, or asset manager. Our database covers 3,000 stock funds available in the U.S.
See your results. For each fund, we scan which companies the fund invests in, and calculate a fund gender equality score. Then, we rank funds against others with a similar investment profile, and apply a gender equality grade based on those group rankings.
Look for options that align with your values. Sort and compare to find funds that fit your investing needs.
Talk to your financial advisor or retirement plan manager about gender-lens investing.
Passively managed investment funds that track market indexes have seen significant fund inflows over the past decade. These indexes, from firms like from S&P Global Ratings, Russell/FTSE, and MSCI, are increasingly setting our economy on autopilot and pumping capital into unsustainable business models. Below are the gender equality grades for 10 common index funds.
|Gender equality grade
|Russell Top 200
|MSCI Emerging Markets
|MSCI ACWI ex U.S.
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