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Domini’s Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Our Commitment

We believe in the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world.

We strive to take responsibility for, and where necessary, take action to address our impact on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (“Justice and Diversity”) across our portfolios, firm, and global community.

Our written Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion recognizes the the dual roles we serve in our society as investors and as a business.

Our impacts primarily occur through our investments; however, our firm’s nexus to Justice and Diversity is an area for potential human rights impact that we seek to recognize and address. We recognize that the system is not external to us, we are of it, affecting it and affected by it. Therefore, we believe that addressing Justice and Diversity requires deliberate and proactive efforts from all stakeholders including companies, investors and policy makers.

As a founding signatory of the UN Guiding Principles, we use the human rights framework to guide our development of the Plan and our planned actions.

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As Investors

As an organization, our greatest leverage point for influence on Justice and Diversity is as investors. Domini has had leading human rights standards and practices in our investment processes since our inception. As a respected and long-standing impact investor, our voice has the potential to impact corporations globally, as well as the financial community. As such, we will work to redouble our commitment to human rights by taking more explicit and focused action on Justice and Diversity. We will use our tools of standards, engagement and investing to help support and promote diversity and justice.

The following chart documents the goals we seek to achieve and related actions, as well as providing the context and history of our past work:

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As a Business

As a business, Domini has always been committed to the value of diversity and racial equity. In fact, it is integral to creating a product that our investors want. Environmental and social research depends on having a diverse range of perspectives, experiences, identities, and points of view in assessing corporate impacts.

However, we are now adopting several policies and practices to increase diversity more intentionally on our team and foster a sense of inclusion and belonging. (Note: BIPOC refers to Black, Indigenous and people of color).

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With its investment-centric approach, we refer to guidance laid out by the Investor Alliance for Human Rights and use their Investor Toolkit for Human Rights to report on our progress.

The scope of the Toolkit covers equity ownership investments in both public and private companies, as well as both active and passive investment strategies.1

Assessment as Investors

Assessment as a Business

“Business enterprises should respect human rights. That means that they should avoid infringing on the human rights of others and should address adverse human rights impacts with which they are involved.”

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights2



The social, environmental and governance standards applied to the Domini Funds may be changed or modified at any time without notice.