Domini Impact Investment Standards

Our approach to investing begins here, with our Impact Investment Standards. We believe our social and environmental standards can help us identify strong long-term investments across both our equity and fixed-income strategies. 

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Our Impact Investment Standards
have two fundamental goals:

Universal Human Dignity
We seek investments that promote universal values of fairness, equality, justice, and respect for human rights.

Ecological Sustainability
We seek investments that promote long-term environmental sustainability, including climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Domini and the UN SDGs

Each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are reflected in our Impact Investment Standards, which were first published in 2005. Through the application of our standards, we believe we can build SDG-aligned portfolios that support the strength and resiliency of our social, environmental and financial systems. 

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Exclusionary Screens

There are certain lines of business that we believe are fundamentally misaligned with our goals of universal human dignity and ecological sustainability. We apply the following exclusionary screens across all our funds:

  • Weapons and Firearms
  • Nuclear
  • Oil
  • Natural Gas
  • Coal and Uranium Mining
  • For-Profit Prisons
  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Gambling

Learn more about our exclusionary screens

Applying Our Standards

We evaluate companies on two levels: the degree to which their businesses are aligned with our goals of universal human dignity and ecological sustainability, and the strength of their stakeholder relations. We seek to invest in business models that create solutions for social and environmental challenges and provide access to the underserved.

Fixed-income investments are particularly well suited for addressing a wide range of economic disparities in our society. For non-corporate fixed-income, we look to address a broad range of issues, including affordable housing, education, economic development, health care, and the environment.

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Investing for Good®

Join the growing number of investors who align their money with their values.
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The social, environmental and governance standards applied to the Domini Funds may be changed or modified at any time without notice.

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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