Public Statements

We regularly issue or endorse public statements on a variety of social and environmental issues. Below is a list of investor statements and letters we have signed, with the author(s) noted for each. Most are available to download in PDF format.

Although many of these statements were drafted by organizations with which we maintain formal relationships, Domini Impact Investments LLC and its subsidiaries are not affiliated with any of the following entities. Learn more about our partnerships.

    • Investor statement on military action and human rights in Sudan
      Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Investor Alliance for Human Rights and EIRIS – December 8
    • Letter to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on climate disclosures and Indigenous Peoples
      Investors & indigenous Peoples Working Group – December 7
    • Investor statement in support of mandating disclosure of EEO-1 workforce composition data
      Boston Trust Walden (signed by investors representing $956 billion in assets) – November 18
    • Investor statement on commitment to eliminate commodity-driven deforestation
      COP26 Private Finance Hub and the High Level Climate Action Champions (signed by investors representing $8.7 trillion in assets) – November 2
    • Letter urging Congress to pass a comprehensive federal paid leave program
      ICCR (signed by investors representing $1.6 trillion in assets) – September 29
    • Letter to Biden administration on Covid relief funds and prison construction projects
      The Investor Circle Toward Decarceration – September 23
    • Letter to FASB on country-by-country income tax reporting
      FACT Coalition (signed by investors representing $2.9 trillion in assets) – September 22
    • Investor statement ahead of the Convention on Biological Diversity COP15
      Ceres and Finance for Biodiversity Foundation (signed by investors representing $10.6 trillion in assets) – September 21
    • Global investor statement to governments on the climate crisis
      The Investor Agenda (signed by 587 investors representing $46 trillion in assets) – September 14
    • Letter in support of California Senate Bill 62 on garment manufacturing
      Christian Brothers Investment Services (signed by investors representing $4 trillion in assets) – September 10
    • Letter in support of the adoption of the Advanced Clean Truck rule
      Ceres (signed by businesses, institutions, employers, and investors representing $30 billion in assets) – August 4
    • Investor statement on greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural supply chain
      Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return Initiative – July 20
    • Investor statement on human rights and business activities in Myanmar
      Storebrand Asset Management, IAHR, Domini (signed by investors representing $4 trillion in assets) – July 16
    • Letter to directors of 82 companies on corporate funding of voter suppression
      Majority Action (signed by investors, State Treasurers, and elected and appointed fiduciaries and trustees of public funds and retirement savings with $1.5 trillion in assets) – June 16
    • Comment to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in response to RFI on climate-related and other ESG disclosures
      Domini – June 14
    • Investor statement on facial recognition
      Candriam (signed by investors representing $4.5 trillion in assets) – June 8
    • Comment to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in support for proposed rule on universal proxy
      Domini – June 4
    • Investor statement on corporate accountability for digital rights
      IAHR, ICCR (signed by investors representing $5.9 trillion in assets) – June 4
    • Investor support statement for California Deforestation Free Procurement Bill
      Domini (signed by investors representing $1.6 trillion in assets) – May 27
    • Investor support statement for New York Deforestation Free Procurement Bill
      Domini (signed by investors representing $1.6 trillion in assets) – May 27
    • Letter in support of EU initiative to mandate public country-by-country reporting for multinational companies
      PRI (signed by investors representing $5.6 trillion in assets) – May 26
    • Investor statement on mobile internet disruptions and internet restrictions in Myanmar
      Global Network Initiative and the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business – May 14
    • Comment to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services in support of the Disclosure of Tax Havens and Offshoring Act
      AFSCME, Oxfam (signed by investors representing $2.9 trillion in assets) – May 11
    • Investor statement in support of the maintenance and expansion of the Bangladesh Accord
      ICCR (signed by investors representing $2.2 trillion in assets) – April 22
    • Global investor statement in support of an effective, fair and equitable global response to Covid-19
      Access to Medicines Foundation (signed by 158 institutional investors with over $ 15 trillion in assets under management or advice) – April 16
    • Letter to EPA and Congress on the Pebble Mine
      Trillium Asset Management (signed by investors representing $105 billion in assets) – April 7
    • Investor statement on responsible corporate tax practice
      B Team, Domini, Norges Bank, PensionDanmark – April 7
    • Investor statement on expectations for the nursing home sector
      UNI Global Union (signed by investors representing $3.3 trillion in assets) – March 31
    • Letter to Congress on extended tax credits and incentives for clean energy solutions
      Environment America (signed by investors representing $30.8 billion in assets) – March 15
    • Letter to the Biden Administration promoting U.S. SIF’s sustainability policy proposals
      U.S. SIF (signed by organizations and investors representing $420 billion in assets) – February 3
    • Investor statement on sea transportation safety
      Fidelity International (signed by investors representing $2 trillion in assets) – December 21 (2020); released January 13, 2021
    • Letter to the SEC expressing opposition to the PCAOB’s proposal to revise its auditor independence rules
      Barbara Roper (signed by organizations, investors, and individuals) - December 1
    • Domini joins “We Are Still In” campaign calling for a national mobilization on climate and rejoining Paris Accord
      We are still in (3,932 signatories consisting of governors, tribal leaders, mayors, state legislators, local officials, colleges, universities, businesses, investors, faith groups, cultural institutions, and health care organizations) - December 12
    • Investor statement urging New Mexico’s state agencies to strengthen draft rules to reduce methane waste and pollution from the oil and gas industry Ceres (signed by over 40 investors representing $102 billion) – November 18
    • Letter in opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed aircraft greenhouse gas (GHG) rule
      Ceres (signed by investors representing $278 billion) – October 19
    • More than 100 investors send letters urging states to adopt the Transportation and Climate Initiative
      Ceres (signed by over 100 investors) – October 8
    • Investment and Philanthropic Organizations Sign Confluence Philanthropy’s Belonging Pledge to Advance Racial Equity
      Confluence (signed by over 150 investment and philanthropic organizations representing $1.83 Trillion) – October 6
    • Financial institutions commit to act on biodiversity with Finance for Biodiversity Pledge
      Finance for Biodiversity (signed by 37 institutions representing $5.7 Trillion) – September 25
    • Investor expectations statement on diet, nutrition and health
      Access to Nutrition Initiative (signed by 61 financial institutions and philanthropic organizations representing $13.6 Trillion) – September 15
    • Investor statement addressing the need for transparency on corporate workplace equity
      As You Sow (signed by 125 investors representing $1.88 Trillion) – July 30
    • Investor letter to the Department of Labor opposing a proposed rule “Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments”
      ICCR
      (signed by 138 members representing over $500 Billion) – July 30
    • Investor letter to Department of Homeland Security in support of just immigration and asylum policies as essential for a stable and prosperous long-term business environment
      ICCR (signed by nonprofits, businesses, investors, and individuals) – July 15
    • Investor letter to US House Committee on Financial Services in support of the “Disclosure of Tax Havens and Offshoring Act (H.R. 5933)”
      AFSCME (signed by investors representing $811 billion) – July 14
    • Investor Statement Supporting Strong Methane Emissions Regulations in Pennsylvania
      ICCR and Ceres (signed by investors representing $3.89 Trillion) – July 9
    • Letter to California Air Resources Board supporting Updated Advanced Clean Truck Rule (ACT)
      Ceres (signed by major businesses and employers in California) – June 25
    • Letter to Governors urging them to join the multi-state initiative to accelerate the deployment of zero emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs)
      Ceres (signed by major businesses, investors, institutions, healthcare systems, and employers) – June 18
    • Letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requesting comprehensive corporate disclosures regarding companies’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic
      AFR (signed by investors and the general public) – June 15
    • Letter to California Air Resources Board supporting Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) Rule
      Ceres (signed by investors representing $3.89 Trillion) – May 27
    • Investor Statement: Recommendations for Meat Processors on Public Health Risks and Worker Protections During COVID-19
      ICCR (signed by 118 investors and fiduciaries representing $2.3 Trillion) – May 21
    • Biopharma Investor ESG Communications Initiative releases guidance report 2.0
      Biopharma Investor ESG Communications Initiative (Led by Biopharma Sustainability Roundtable) – May 1
    • Investor statement calling on all pharmaceutical companies to abide by 6 principles in addressing COVID
      Achmea (signed by a large and diverse group of investors $2.86 Trillion) – April 20
    • Domini UN PRI Transparency Report
      Domini – April 7
    • Letter to New York Governor in support of the draft Memorandum of Understanding on the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI)
      Ceres (Signed by diverse group of organizations and businesses) – March 12
    • Letter commenting on proposed update to the regulations implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act
      ICCR
      (Signed by investors representing $500 billion) – March 8
    • Letter to OCED calling for enhanced corporate tax transparency
      Oxfam (Signed by investors representing $847 billion) – March 6
    • PRI Report “Tax Transparency: Outcomes from the PRI Collaborative Engagement 2017-2019”
      PRI (summarizes the outcomes of the PRI collaborative engagement on corporate tax transparency, of which Domini was a part) – March 5
    • Letter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) expressing concerns about changes to shareholder rights to file proposals
      Ceres (signed by investors representing $29 trillion) – February 3
    • Domini comment to SEC on proxy advisor rule and shareholder proposal rule Domini (representing $2 billion) – February 3
    • Letter to Securities and Exchange Commission preserve the right of shareholders to make their voices heard and the independence of proxy voting advice
      PRI (500 PRI signatories representing $42 trillion) – February 3
    • Investor letter in support of the California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act
      Domini (Signed by investors representing over $443 billion) – January 24
    • Letter to the SEC expressing concerns that staff guidance would weaken enforcement of auditors independence standards
      Consumer Federation of America (signed by 19 organizations) - December 16
    • Letter to the California Air Resources Board in support for a more ambitious Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) rule as an essential climate policy
      Ceres (signed by 9 institutional investors representing over $237 billion) - December 12
    • Comment letter to the SEC in opposition to proposed rules on shareholder proposals and proxy advisors that would introduce major impediments to ESG integration
      PRI (signed by 75 institutional investors) - December 12
    • Comment letter to the EPA in opposition to proposed changes to the Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review within the Oil and Natural Gas sector
      Socially Responsible Investment Coalition (signed by 22 institutional investors) - December 4
    • Comment letter of to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on the drafts of "SDG Impact Practice Standards for Private Equity Funds"
      Forest Peoples Programme and Shift (signed by 12 representatives of civil society organizations, investors, national human rights institutions, and private practitioners working in the field of business and human rights and corporate social responsibility) - December 1
    • Comment letter to the SEC on proposed changes to corporate reporting requirements to encourage improvements in disclosure
      Domini - October 22
    • Comment letter to the SEC expressing concerns that recent actions regarding proxy advisor regulation may reduce investor participation in the corporate governance voting process
      Council of Institutional Investors (signed by 52 institutional investors) - October 15
    • Investor Statement to support the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and achieve Gender Equality
      Mirova in support of UN Women and the UN Global Compact Office (signed by institutional investors representing approximately €4 trillion) - October 8
    • Comment letter to the U.S. Department of Labor in opposition to proposed amendments to the H-2A program for temporary agricultural workers
      ICCR (signed by 42 institutional Investors representing $500 billion) - September 23
    • Comment letter to the SEC expressing concerns about potential changes to Rule 14a-8 governing the shareholder proposal process
      US SIF (signed by 129 institutional investors representing $525 billion) - September 18
    • Investor statement on deforestation and forest fires in the Amazon
      PRI (signed by 230 institutional investors representing $16.2 trillion) - September 18
    • Investor Statement in Support of Ending Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment Claims
      Return on Investment & Social Equity (RISE) (signed by institutional investors representing over $54 billion) - September 1
    • Investor Statement on the Need for Continued Regulation of Methane in the Oil & Gas Industry
      ICCR (signed by 140 institutional investors representing $5.51 trillion) - August 27
    • Investor Submission to Equator Principles Association on its EP4 Draft and Rights of Indigenous Peoples
      Boston Common Asset Management (signed by institutional investors representing $2.92 trillion) - August 23
    • Investor Submission to the Equator Principles Association: Ensuring Alignment of Draft EP4 with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
      Investor Alliance for Human Rights (signed by institutional investors representing $1.2 trillion) -August 23
    • Letter to the Senate Standing Committee on Governmental Organization in support for the California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act, AB572
      Domini (Signed by 25 institutional investors representing $400 billion) - July 9
    • Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change reiterating support for the Paris Agreement
      Asia Investor Group on Climate Change, CDP, Ceres, Investor Group on Climate Change, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, PRI, and the UN Environment Finance Initiative (signed by 477 institutional investors representing over $34 trillion) - June 26
    • Comment letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on its Revised Exposure Draft for the Proposed Accounting Standards Update to Incomes Taxes in support of increased transparency in corporate tax reporting
      American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Oxfam America (signed by 49 institutional investors representing over $1 trillion) - May 31
    • Joint Investor Statement on Corporate Disability Inclusion
      New York State Comptroller and Oregon State Treasurer (signed by investors representing over $1 trillion) - May 20
    • Statement of support for the objectives of the Cerrado Manifesto
      Consumer Goods Forum (signed by 136 institutional investors) - May 16
    • Letter to the House Financial Services Committee in support for the current shareholder proposal process as governed by SEC Rule 14a-8
      Ceres (signed by investors representing over $700 billion) - May 13
    • Letter to the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in opposition to a rollback of Clean Water Act protections
      ICCR (signed by more than 70 institutional investors representing $400 billion) - April 12
    • Letter to Members of Congress calling on them to support the core concepts of the Green New Deal
      As You Sow (signed by more than 50 institutional investors representing over $60 billion) - April 11
    • Investor Expectations on Sustainable Palm Oil
      PRI (signed by 58 investment organizations representing approximately $7.9 trillion) - April 3
    • Making Finance Work for People and Planet
      Investor Alliance for Human Rights (signed by 63 investors representing $1.9 trillion) - March 13
    • Business for a Fair Minimum Wage Federal Sign On Statement: $15 by 2024
      Business for a Fair Minimum Wage (signed by over 1,300 investors and business owners) - March 13
    • Investor expectations on deforestation in soybean supply chains
      Ceres (signed by 57 institutional investors representing approximately $6.3 trillion) - March 7
    • Institutional Investor Statement Regarding Decarbonization of Electric Utilities
      New York City Comptroller (signed by 20 institutional investors representing $1.8 trillion) - February 28
    • Letter of Support for H.R.1, the “For the People Act”
      Public Citizen (signed by 29 institutional investors and NGOs) - February 8
    • Open letter to global index providers calling on them to exclude controversial weapons from mainstream indices
      Swiss Sustainable Finance (signed by 175 institutional investors representing over $9.7 trillion) - January 31

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