Investment Type: Grant
Organization Type: Nonprofit
As You Sow is the nation’s leading non-profit practitioner of shareholder advocacy. Founded in 1992, we they believe corporations must be a willing part of the solution to most of today’s pressing social and environmental problems, and they know shareholders are a strong, powerful force for creating positive, lasting change in corporate behavior. As You Sow uses that power to create that change.
Why we invest:
Gender Equality Funds is a free, online tool that enables investors to apply a gender lens, for the first time, to mutual funds and ETFs. The fifth offering in As You Sow’s suite of Invest Your Values tools, Gender Equality Funds gives investors of any size the ability to align mutual fund investments with gender values, from individuals with 401(k)s to institutional investors with billions under management. This new tool will help drive capital away from funds that hold companies with poor gender scores, drive capital to funds whose holdings reflect positive gender policies and parity; and ultimately exert market pressure on companies to improve their performance on gender issues.