We seek companies that behave responsibly and provide competitive financial performance. The following characteristics describe our definition of social and environmental investing.

Environment
Companies should have business strategies in place to address resource efficiency and environmental stewardship as well as an understanding of ecological constraints impacting their business model.

Human Rights and Employee Relations
Companies should treat their employees well and respect local communities in which they operate. Supply chains should be monitored closely for labor and human rights abuses.

Corporate Governance
Companies should be respectable corporate citizens with proper corporate governance in place.

We seek to avoid companies involved in mining, fossil fuel production, agricultural biotechnology, alcohol, gambling, nuclear energy, tobacco, animal testing abuses, and weapons production.