Portfolios and pandemics: Firearms
Friday, May 22, 2020
May 2020
Sustainability topics in a nutshell with Ethic co-founder Jay Lipman
Portfolios and pandemics: Firearms
Included topics

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the implementation of the lockdowns, advocates, scholars and even the United Nations have warned about a global increase in domestic violence. Every month, an average of 52 women are shot and killed by an intimate partner, and during the pandemic, it’s much harder for victims of domestic abuse to get help. Abusers with firearms are 5x more likely to kill their victims.

Sources and footnotes

Firearms statistics cited from Guns and Violence Against Women: America’s Uniquely Lethal Intimate Partner Violence Problem


Jay Lipman, a co-founder of Ethic, is driven by the need to address climate and environmental risks with the resources to which we each have unique access. He has been ranked among the Forbes 30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs.