Social Impact Pool

OCF’s Social Impact Pool was established in 1991 as an investment option for donors who request that their funds’ assets be invested with social screens applied. Investments in the Social Impact Pool must meet criteria set forth in OCF’s Social Impact Pool Policy.

In addition to primary investment goals, the Social Impact Pool requires its investment managers to invest in companies that demonstrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles and address ESG issues.

  • Environmental: Addressing climate change, reducing pollution and waste, and harnessing environmental opportunities.
  • Social: Supporting appropriate use of human capital, active reduction of product liability, low stakeholder opposition, and trends of increasing social responsibility.
  • Governance: Demonstrating board independence, equitable pay and ownership structure, and transparent and compliant accounting and business ethics. Exluding anti-competitive practices, corruption and financial system instability.


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