We believe that many of the problems in our world today can be fixed if businesses are held accountable by their investors for how they impact humanity. Investors just need a way to do it… and that’s where we come in.
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At Humankind we work to give investors concrete and measurable ways to invest in a manner that generates rewards for themselves and for humanity.
We serve our investors’ interests first and foremost. And we believe that it’s in our investors’ best interests to invest in humanity by supporting good corporate actors because investors are humans too. Together we can create a revolution in how organizations are valued, managed and ultimately, how they impact humanity.
This isn’t a gimmick for us. It’s our founding purpose. Our commitment to weighing the costs and benefits of investment decisions as they impact the investors, customers and employees of companies we invest in as well as society in general, is the foundation of everything we do. It’s in our corporate constitution. It’s baked into our DNA. But we can’t do it without investors who choose to put positive humanitarian outcomes on par with profits. It all starts with you.
The arena of socially responsible investing is littered with acronyms and themes that try to capture exactly what it means for an organization to be “socially responsible.” At Humankind Investments we think it’s quite simple: Maximize the good you do and minimize the bad.
From protecting our environment to preserving human rights, treating employees equitably to producing health-promoting products, we all tend to have shared intuitions for what makes a company a “good” company. At Humankind we’re not trying to redefine corporate morality. We’re working to quantify it.
We do a deep dive on companies – using a combination of over 30 metrics for assessment – to analyze targets holistically and within the context of the market in which they operate. Then we assign an estimated dollar value to the benefit they provide to humanity.
How We Create Impact
Investors seeking to promote more responsible corporate behavior can wield power in two ways:
a) By investing more money in and providing more capital to companies that create greater positive value for humanity
b) By utilizing the rights associated with stock ownership to promote company policies that positively impact humanity
At Humankind Investments we aim to do both of those things for you. We do the socially responsible research, so you don't have to. Then we invest in the companies that, according to our research, offer the greatest potential returns for humanity and our clients. We also keep track of opportunities to use your corporate voting power to positively influence company policy.
We believe that an investment made through us is an investment made in your and humanity’s future.