Shared Prosperity

This Impact Area invests your money in companies impacting United Nations Global Goal 1, No Poverty, which aims to end poverty in all its forms everywhere, Global Goal 2, Zero Hunger, which aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture, and Global Goal 10, Reduced Inequalities, which reduces inequality within and among countries.

Why is this important?

According to United Nations, the Institute for a Competitive Inner City, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

  • 40 million people experienced food insecurity in the U.S. in 2017, including 6.5 million children.
  • Inner city poverty has worsened. In the year 2000, 19% of U.S. poverty was in inner cities; in 2013, it was 23%.
  • Even after global economic growth, 17% of the world's population still lives off of or below $1.25 a day.
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How do we choose companies in this Impact Area?

  • We look at company reporting
  • We partner with third-party rating firms
  • We employ a proprietary scoring methodology
  • We exclude companies that have severe negative incidents or controversies

On what themes and metrics are companies evaluated?

  • Commitment to providing financial access, including loans and investments, in underserved communities
  • Percentage of revenue from food produced in a responsible way
  • Commitment to providing foods that are more nutritious

Shared Prosperity

Sample Companies
  • UNH UnitedHealth Group, Inc.
  • ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • DE Deere & Company
  • JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • HRL Hormel Foods Corporation

The featured companies are examples of companies that may be included in the portfolio.