Portfolios and pandemics: Worker protections
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
May 2020
Sustainability topics in a nutshell with Ethic co-founder Jay Lipman
Portfolios and pandemics: Worker protections

How should companies protect their employees during a global pandemic like COVID-19? There are 34 million workers today without  paid sick leave. Individuals shouldn’t have to decide between getting paid and getting healthy. The responsibility is on companies to ensure their employees are cared for and their communities are protected. As sustainable investors, it’s more important than ever to consider whether companies in our portfolios provide worker protections like paid sick leave.

Sources and footnotes

Workers statistics cited from Why Paid Sick Leave is Essential to Beating Coronavirus


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.