Domini Impact Investments Signs the Stockholm Declaration on the UN SDGs
Domini is proud to announce that we have recently signed the Stockholm Declaration, re-affirming our support for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The Stockholm Declaration was organized by the GRI and UN Global Compact in May 2017. The pact allows the global investment community to announce their commitment to using the UN SDGs as a framework for investing. The declaration also serves as a call for a reporting framework that will allow investors to record progress towards the common goals. The full declaration can be read here – www.globalreporting.org/resourcelibrary/Stockholm-Declaration.pdf
The UN SDGS are a collection of 17 targets that form a framework for creating and maintaining sustainable development by 2030. They were approved by the UN General Assembly in 2015, and set an ambitious agenda to reduce inequality and fight poverty, protect resources and health, and combat climate change. Explore the SDGs here: www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment
Domini’s core goals of universal human dignity and ecological sustainability are fully aligned with the UN SDGs, and our impact investing standards map to the goals. Reaching the SDG targets will create strong and resilient environmental and social, as well as financial, systems. However, according to the UNCTAD, achieving them will require an estimated investment of $5-7 trillion globally. This level of investment is possible, as each of the 17 goals present myriad business and investment opportunities, but it remains important for investors to work together to disclose and promote investment to meet the goals.
About Domini Impact Investments
Domini Impact Investments LLC (www.domini.com) is a women-led SEC-registered investment adviser that specializes exclusively in responsible investing with $1.9 billion in assets under management as of April 30, 2017. Domini’s responsibilities in managing the Domini Funds includes the development and application of each Fund’s social and environmental standards. In addition, we engage with companies to encourage improvements in their social and environmental performance.
Domini mutual funds all share three goals in the investment process: universal human dignity, environmental sustainability and financial return.
We serve individual and institutional investors who wish to create positive social and environmental outcomes while seeking competitive financial returns. Domini manages three mutual funds: the Domini Impact Equity Fund (large-cap domestic equity), the Domini Impact International Equity Fund (large to mid-cap international equity), and the Domini Impact Bond Fund (U.S. intermediate term fixed income).
The Domini Funds are not insured and are subject to market risks, such as sector concentration and style risk. Investing internationally involves special risks, such as currency fluctuations, social and economic instability, differing securities regulations and accounting standards, limited public information, possible changes in taxation, and periods of illiquidity. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. You may lose money.
The Domini Impact Bond Fund is not insured and is subject to market risks, including interest rate and credit risks. During periods of rising interest rates, bond funds can lose value. The Domini Impact Bond Fund currently holds a large percentage of its portfolio in mortgage-backed securities. During periods of falling interest rates, mortgage-backed securities may prepay the principal due, which may lower the Fund’s return by causing it to reinvest at lower interest rates. Some of the Domini Impact Bond Fund’s community development investments may be unrated and carry greater credit risks than its other investments.
This information is provided for educational purposes only, and should not be considered investment advice. The composition of the Funds’ portfolios is subject to change. View the most current list here –
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The social and environmental standards applied to the Domini Funds are subject to change without notice.
Before investing, consider the Domini Funds’ investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. View or order a prospectus or call 1-800-762-6814 for a prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.
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