At the Laughing Gull Foundation, we believe that how our assets are invested should reflect our vision and mission. We are therefore engaged in an ongoing process of aligning our investments with our values. We have written an Investment Policy with this in mind, and are actively screening our portfolio as well as looking for pro-active investments. In that effort, we have found the following resources to be of use.
The B Corp Best for the World List recognizes those companies creating the most impact for a better world.They set the gold standard for high impact companies and offer a positive vision of a better way to do business.
Essentials of Impact Investing: Impact investing has the potential to enable every foundation, regardless of size, to pursue its philanthropic mission more effectively. Laughing Gull Foundation is featured on page 129 of this guide.
GIIRS Ratings are the gold standard for impact measurement in impact investing. GIIRS Ratings are rigorous, comprehensive, and comparable ratings of a company or a fund’s social and environmental impact.
GoodGuide ratings range from 0 to 10 — the higher the score, the better the product. Scores are based on evaluations of a comprehensive set of health, environmental and social issues.
Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index rates American workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality.
Sustainable Business offers a unique lens on all sectors impacting sustainability: renewable energy/ efficiency, green building, green investing and organics.