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Choosing Our Investments

Domini’s approach to responsible investing begins with our Impact Investment Standards. These standards are directed toward two fundamental objectives: the promotion of universal human dignity and the enrichment of our natural environment. 

Making Better Decisions

A company’s social and environmental record can speak volumes about its resiliency, its future prospects and its ability to produce value for society over the long-term. Investors have an important role to play by monitoring and evaluating the companies they invest in to ensure that profit-making is consistent with our shared interests as a global community.

Rigorous application of our social, environmental and governance standards enables us to identify strong long-term investments. It also helps to build the demand for data on corporate social and environmental performance and to communicate our expectations to corporations and other investors. Our fixed income standards seek to take advantage of the unique opportunities provided by that asset class to play a constructive role in community economic development. 

We believe corporations that treat their stakeholders well will be rewarded over the long-term. Our approach, which evaluates how a corporation treats communities, employees and the environment, can help to identify and manage risks and opportunities not normally considered by conventional analysts.

Domini provides an approved list of companies that meet our standards to Wellington Management, the subadviser for the Funds. Wellington then uses financial analysis to construct the portfolios.