Equality

We see the world as one that should be fair, no matter what gender, ethnic background or age a person is. By investing in our equality portfolio - you’re putting your money into companies which are fighting for equal opportunity and to make sure we look after the most vulnerable in our ageing population.

Ageing Population

Why?

The global population is ageing rapidly. By 2040, the worldwide population aged 60+ is expected to more than double, reaching almost 2 billion people . An ageing population has consequences for the types of services and care that people need.

How?

Our Ageing Population theme invests in companies that are addressing the growing needs of the world’s ageing demographic. There are a range of companies within the theme, from healthcare companies focusing on diseases such as Alzheimer’s, to real estate companies focusing on housing for the elderly.

Where?

The top locations for companies in this theme are:

USA: 36%

Japan: 11%

UK: 8%

Australia: 6%

South Korea: 5%

Diversity & Inclusion

Why?

Companies that demonstrate good diversity & inclusion are really the next generation of companies. Their workforces are more dynamic, and foster innovative environments that are ripe for problem solving. Diverse workforces also make good business sense, with the vast majority of large company CEOs claiming it improves their bottom line.

How?

Our Diversity & Inclusion theme seeks to track the performance of around 100 companies ranked on their Diversity, Inclusion, and People Development.

Where?

Our Diversity & Inclusion theme is global. The top company locations are:

United States: 33%

Germany: 12%

Canada: 7%

Australia: 6%

Japan: 6%

Companies in this theme

Eli Lilly
Roche AG
Novartis
Merck & Co
Hasbro Inc

Gender Equality

Why?

Promoting gender equality makes sense socially, and investing in companies that score well in the area encourages more companies to adopt good practice. It also makes financial sense: companies that score well on gender equality have actually made investors 10.7% more than those that don’t over the past 6 years.

How?

tickr’s Gender Equality theme invests in companies that score highly on four areas of measurement:  

  1. Gender balance in leadership & workforce
  2. Equal compensation & work life balance
  3. Policies promoting gender equality
  4. Commitment to transparency and accountability

Where?

The Gender Equality theme is global.  The top company locations are:

USA: 48%

UK: 12%

Australia: 10%

France: 8%

Sweden: 6%

Healthcare Innovation

Why?

Our ability to harness advancements in technology to improve health has gone from strength to strength over the past several decades. This has led to an explosion of companies whose innovations are reshaping what we thought was possible.

How?

Our Healthcare Innovation theme tracks companies from around the world that are researching and implementing breakthrough technologies in the field of health.  The theme includes a range of companies, from those focusing on neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, to those focusing purely on women’s health issues.

Where?

The top locations for companies in this theme are:

USA: 45%

South Korea: 16%

Japan: 10%

Germany: 4%

Sweden: 4%