South Sudan: Investors & Human Rights

Map of Sudan and South Sudan

South Sudan is a neglected conflict. Since 2013, the fledgling country has been mired in a civil war that has displaced 5 million people, generating the largest refugee crisis in Africa. But unlike the Darfur crisis, there is little public awareness and therefore no divestment legislation or broad-based sanctions. While South Sudan’s volatile state should prompt investors to take the risk-based approaches, investors and businesses have given little consideration to the crisis.  

In Domini’s new issue paper, South Sudan: Investors & Human Rights we outline the human rights situation in the Republic of Sudan (South Sudan) and explain why and how we perform additional analysis for companies that operate or have ties to business in the country, including the factors that help us determine whether these companies are eligible for investment. 

An investment in the Domini Funds is not a bank deposit. The Funds are not insured and are subject to market, market segment, style and foreign 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. You may lose money.

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This commentary is provided for informational purposes only. Nothing herein is to be considered a recommendation concerning the merits of any noted company, or an offer of sale or solicitation of an offer to buy shares of any Fund or company referenced herein.

Carefully consider the Funds’ investment objectives, risk factors, charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds’ prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 1-800-762-6814, or at Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money. 10/18