Our Criteria

Harrington Investments approach to SRI is designed to ensure that our clients’ assets are invested in companies that have a positive impact on society. Below is a list of the inclusionary and exclusionary investment criteria we use to screen our client’s stock portfolios.

Inclusionary Criteria
We invest in securities of companies that:

  • Finance housing and small businesses
  • Develop alternative energy
  • Strive for a sustainable environment through the goods and services they provide
  • Contribute to the quality of human and animal life
  • Promote the economic advancement of women and ethnic minorities
  • Promote the advancement of individuals with physical and mental disabilities
  • Give generously to charitable causes
  • Implement policies that promote the welfare of their employees
  • Bargain fairly with their employees
  • Have a positive impact upon society through the quality and safety of their products
  • Freely disclose and implement exemplary human and labor rights policies

Exclusionary Criteria
Avoid investing in securities of companies that:

  • Are involved in the extraction of carbon based resources, such as coal, petroleum, and natural gas, for the production of fossil fuels
  • Manufacture tobacco products
  • Pollute the environment
  • Discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, or perceived disability
  • Manufacture weapons
  • Generate nuclear power
  • Genetically modify seeds or living organisms
  • Are involved in the gambling and gaming industry
  • Violate or deny basic human rights of workers
  • Do not respond to shareholder communications or proposals
  • Have primary business practices that involve the inhumane treatment of animals
  • Consistently violate regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)