The care is mutual. The fund is too.

According to a new nationwide poll that we conducted in partnership with Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, investors care a lot about environmental, social, and governance issues. In fact, most (almost 8 in 10) plan to boost their ESG investments over the next one to two years.

We can’t say we’re surprised. Because for several decades, our women-led, impact-leading firm has built our investments around what matters to both people and planet, using ESG research to continuously evaluate the social and environmental performance of our investments.

The growth in ESG investments, defined in the survey as “considering a company’s record on environmental practices, social issues, and governance policies before investing,” is driven by investors’ desire to make a positive impact on the environment, build a better future for all, and invest in their local community.

“The good news is that companies like Domini make it easier for people to invest in what they care about with confidence” says CEO Carole Laible. “At Domini, we apply a single set of measurable standards across all of our investment products, and we use the power of our position as an investor to advocate for positive change.”

ESG investing isn’t a trend; it’s our tradition.

What’s more? The poll demonstrates that many investors agree with our enduring view that ESG investing is not a fad. It’s only going to increase in popularity over time, and more companies will need to adopt ESG principles if they want to thrive. (And we welcome them, by the way.)

The survey also shows that investors want ESG almost everywhere—in their retirement plans, in their employer-based 401k, and in their mutual funds—in fact, mutual funds are the most popular vehicle for ESG-focused investing.

Together with our caring community of individual investors, we can continue to inspire a greater and greener world, one investor at a time.

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Methodology

The Kiplinger-Domini national public opinion poll on ESG Investing was conducted August 4 to August 10, 2021, with 1,029 respondents. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 3.52%. Respondents were screened for age (25 and older), annual income (at least $75,000), and non-retirement investments (minimum of $10,000). A survey quota was implemented around familiarity with the term “ESG investing” to ensure that about half of the respondents were familiar with the term prior to taking the survey. Responses for some questions may not add up to 100 due to rounding or may exceed 100 if respondents could select more than one response.

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The Domini Funds are not bank deposits, are not insured and are subject to certain risks. You may lose money. The Domini Impact Equity Fund is subject to impact investing, portfolio management, information, market and recent events risks. The Domini International Opportunities Fund is subject to foreign investing, geographic focus, country, currency, and impact investing risks. The Domini Sustainable Solutions Fund is subject to sustainable investing, portfolio management, information, market and recent events risks. The Domini Impact International Equity Fund is subject to foreign investing and emerging markets, geographic focus, country, currency, and impact investing risks. Investing internationally involves special risks, such as currency fluctuations, social and economic instability, differing security regulations and accounting standards limited public information, possible changes in taxation, and periods of illiquidity. The Domini Impact Bond Fund is subject to impact investing, portfolio management, style, information, and market risks. Shares of the Domini funds are offered for sale only in the United States.

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 — positively or negatively — depending on whether such investments are in or out of favor. Public health crises caused by the COVID-19 outbreak may exacerbate other pre-existing political, social and economic risks in certain countries or globally.

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