NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ResponsibleInvesting?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#ResponsibleInvestinglt;/agt;–Domini Impact Investments LLC, a leading impact investment firm, has
released the Domini
Funds 2018 Impact Report, which details how Domini works for
positive change on behalf of its fund shareholders.
Domini uses three strategies to help build a world of universal human
dignity and ecological sustainability: using social and environmental
standards to seek better investments, directing capital to help build
healthy communities, and engaging with companies to improve corporate
behavior. With the release of this new report, Domini has reaffirmed its
commitment to transparency in reporting all the ways it creates impact.
Highlights of Domini’s 2018 impacts include:
Expanded its exclusionary screen on fossil fuels to restrict the
entire fossil-fuel energy sector, including oil and natural gas
equipment and service providers, refiners and marketers, and storage
and transportation companies, in addition to oil and gas exploration
and production companies, which were previously excluded from
Refined and enhanced its research process for a number of industries,
including automobile manufacturers, healthcare equipment providers,
and pharmaceutical companies, to ensure investment evaluations remain
focused on the most meaningful and relevant information.
Launched a unique, innovative new investment strategy for the
Domini Impact Equity Fund, designed to provide investors exposure
to the U.S. economy through the lens of the classic impact investor,
with an added emphasis on innovation and sustainability.
Tied Domini’s Impact Investment Standards to the UN’s Sustainable
Development Goals to demonstrate how they can help to build
The Domini Impact Bond Fund continued to direct capital to
investments that support access to housing, healthcare, economic and
community development, environmental sustainability, and more. As
of December 31, the Fund had $24.3 million invested in bonds that
finance low- and very low-income housing and $4.9 million invested in
Engaged in direct dialogue with 135 companies and fixed-income
issuers on a variety of issues related to human rights, public
health and safety, environmental sustainability, and more. Among the
topics addressed in these dialogues were employee and supply chain
labor rights, access to medicine, gun violence, opioid accountability,
climate change, and deforestation.
Joined several new investor initiatives, including the Investor
Alliance for Human Rights, the Plastic Solutions Investor Alliance,
the Thirty Percent Coalition, and the Investor Agenda: Accelerating
Action for a Low-Carbon Future.
The Domini Impact International Equity Fund and the Domini Impact
Equity Fund collectively voted on 4,463 management and shareholder
proposals at 341 corporate meetings during the 2018 proxy season.
Domini’s proxy votes promoted diverse and independent boards of
directors and fair and just compensation practices, and supported 108
shareholder proposals on a variety of environmental, social and
Filed or refiled 4 shareholder proposals for the 2018 proxy season
and 3 for the 2019 proxy season, including a proposal at Walgreens
Boots Alliance seeking a report on governance measures related to
opioids, which received over 60% shareholder support.
Domini Impact Investments LLC is an SEC-registered investment adviser
specializing exclusively in impact investing. Domini serves individual
and institutional investors who wish to create positive social and
environmental outcomes while seeking competitive financial returns.
Domini applies social, environmental and governance standards to all its
investments, believing they help identify opportunities to provide
strong financial rewards to its fund shareholders while also helping to
create a more just and sustainable economic system. For more
information, visit Domini.com.
Carefully consider each Fund’s investment objectives, risk factors
and 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 www.domini.com.
Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money.
The Domini Funds are not bank deposits and are not insured. You may
lose money. Investment return, principal value, and yield will
fluctuate. Your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than
their original cost.
DSIL Investment Services LLC (DSILD) distributor. Domini Impact
Investments LLC is each Fund’s investment manager. The Funds are
subadvised by unaffiliated entities. 5/19