Two goals. One set of standards.

At Domini, universal human dignity and ecological sustainability are our goals. Standards are the path we take to achieve them. Our social and environmental standards help us identify strong, long-term investments across both our equity and fixed-income strategies.

People and planet: Yes.
Weapons and firearms: No.

Sometimes it’s just as important to know what you don’t invest in as what you do. Again, our standards play a role here; as mentioned in step one, we exclude certain industries from investment. There are certain lines of business that we believe are fundamentally misaligned with our goals of universal human dignity and ecological sustainability.

These businesses do not meet Domini’s Impact Investment Standards and are not aligned with our goals of universal human dignity and ecological sustainability.

How do we determine whether a company is eligible for investment?

Step one: What is the business?

First, we evaluate companies to see if their core business model is aligned with our goals. Sometimes our assessment is straightforward because our exclusionary screens lead us to eliminate certain industries all together. Sorry, big tobacco. Hello, renewable energy. But usually, like the world, it’s complicated. That’s where our experience and expertise come in. We leverage our know-how to build you a portfolio of businesses that we believe on balance are addressing their key sustainability challenges. And we look to add companies that create solutions for environmental and social challenges and provide access to the underserved.

Step two: How does the business treat those it depends on?

We look at the company’s relations with its key stakeholders. How does it treat customers, employees, suppliers, investors, communities, and the natural world? No company is perfect, but we invest when we determine a company is making progress toward long-term benefits.

We believe that companies will succeed and prosper when they:

  • Enrich the ecosystems on which they depend
  • Contribute to the global community of humankind
  • Contribute to their local and national communities
  • Produce high-quality, safe, and useful products and services
  • Invest in the wellbeing and development of their employees
  • Strengthen the capabilities of their suppliers
  • Are transparent with their investors

Impact investing is more than a trend.
It’s our tradition.


Our standards have allowed us to lead impact investing before impact investing led. When you uphold standards for decades, impact investing becomes more than a trend; it becomes a tradition. One that knows that the secret to making an impact is small. It’s one individual, believing. It’s one community, sharing. It’s one organization, listening. It’s one founder, creating. It’s one fund, caring. And it’s all of us, coming together with a care that’s mutual in funds that are too recognizing that, the power of small is the greatness of all.

Download our Impact Investment Standards (pdf)

Before investing, consider each Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Contact us for a prospectus containing this and other information. Read it carefully.

The Domini Funds are not bank deposits, are not insured, and are subject to certain risks. The market value of Fund investments will fluctuate and you may lose money. The Domini Impact Equity Fund is subject to certain risks including impact investing, portfolio management, information, market, recent events, and mid- to large-cap companies risks. The Domini International Opportunities Fund is subject to certain risks including foreign investing, geographic focus, country, currency, impact investing, and portfolio management risks. The Domini Sustainable Solutions Fund is subject to certain risks including sustainable investing, portfolio management, information, market, recent events, mid- to large-cap companies and small-cap companies risks. The Domini Impact International Equity Fund is subject to certain risks including foreign investing, emerging markets, geographic focus, country, currency, impact investing, and portfolio management risks. Investing internationally involves special risks, such as currency fluctuations, social and economic instability, differing securities regulations and accounting standards, limited public information, possible changes in taxation, and periods of illiquidity. These risks may be heightened in connection with investments in emerging market countries. The Domini Impact Bond Fund is subject to certain risks including impact investing, portfolio management, style, information, market, recent events, interest rate and credit risks.

The Adviser’s evaluation of environmental and social factors in its investment selections and the timing of the Subadviser’s implementation of the Adviser’s investment selections will affect the Fund’s exposure to certain issuers, industries, sectors, regions, and countries and may impact the relative financial performance of the Fund depending on whether such investments are in or out of favor. The value of your investment may decrease if the Adviser’s or Subadviser’s judgement about Fund investments does not produce the desired results. There is a risk that information used by the Adviser to evaluate environmental and social factors, may not be readily available or complete, which could negatively impact the Adviser’s ability to evaluate such factors and Fund performance.

The Domini Funds are only offered for sale in the United States. DSIL Investment Services LLC, Distributor, Member FINRA. Domini Impact Investments LLC is the Funds’ Adviser. The Funds are subadvised by unafilliated entities. 11/21


Check the background of DSIL Investment Services LLC and its investment professionals on FINRA's BrokerCheck. Before investing, consider the Domini Funds’ investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. View or order a prospectus. Read it carefully.

DSIL Investment Services LLC (DSILD) distributor, Member FINRA.

Domini Impact Investments LLC (Domini) is the Funds’ investment manager. The Funds are subadvised by unaffiliated entities.

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