Issue Briefs

Environmental issues

  • Nuclear Power

    Nuclear Power

    In the global debate over nuclear power, there are no clear-cut answers. Nuclear power is seen by some as a viable option that can help alleviate the world’s burgeoning energy demands and climate change crisis.

  • Water


    Calvert regards access to clean, affordable water and adequate sanitation as a basic human right.

  • Climate Change

    Climate Change

    Over the years, Calvert has made moving the needle on the issue of climate change a business priority—in terms of our investment products, advocacy efforts, and our own corporate public policies and carbon footprint.

Social Issues

  • Human Rights

    Human Rights

    Calvert believes it is critical for companies to adopt core human rights standards throughout their operations and proactively manage human rights-related risks.

  • Animal Welfare

    Animal Welfare

    Animal welfare concerns reflect not only the absence of cruelty but also the physical and mental well-being of animals, including their care or mistreatment.

  • Workplace Safety and Labor

    Workplace Safety and Labor

    Calvert monitors numerous aspects of corporate governance, including disclosure of policies and procedures, board independence and diversity, executive compensation, and attention to stakeholder concerns.

  • Weapons


    At Calvert, we evaluate companies according to several objective, internationally accepted standards, including international humanitarian law (IHL).*

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Gambling

    Alcohol, Tobacco, and Gambling

    Calvert is concerned about the potential negative impact of alcohol, tobacco, and gambling on society overall, as well as on workplace productivity and companies’ bottom lines.

  • Global Supply Chain

    Global Supply Chain

    In its complexity and reach, supply chain management plays a vital role in a company’s business operations, financial success, and the creation of shareholder value.

  • Indigenous Peoples' Rights

    Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

    To protect the rights and unique heritages of Indigenous Peoples, Calvert believes governments and companies must adhere to the provisions of international law.


  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics

    Corporate Governance and Business Ethics

    Sound corporate governance and ethical business practices are critical to a company’s long-term success.

  • Board Diversity

    Board Diversity

    Calvert looks at several key indicators to evaluate the effectiveness of a company’s board of directors and its relationship to management:


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