WE educate and activate investors on the risks created by exposure to corporate involvement in prisons and detention centers in their portfolios
WHO WE ARE
The Investor Circle toward Decarceration is a network of investors, financial institutions, and capital market participants that educate and activate investors on the risks created by exposure to corporate involvement in prisons and detention centers in their portfolios.
WHAT WE DO TOGETHER
The criminal justice system is economically incentivized to grow prisons and fuel incarceration. The financial services industry has contributed to this growth directly through its investment decisions.
As investors who integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into investment decision-making, we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to ensure our investments are not complicit in the industries we purport to exclude due to unacceptable ESG-related risks and impacts.
The Investor Circle toward Decarceration is committed to:
Educate investors and financial institutions with trusted data sets and screens to enable investors to eliminate exposure to the prison industry
Release groundbreaking research and concept papers informing the field about the risk and exposure created by mass incarceration in their portfolios across asset classes
Activate Investors to refuse deals that would further the growth of mass incarceration and create engagement opportunities that seek to shift capital away from the prison industry
Host experiences for investors and financial institutions to learn about the harm of existing investments and possibilities of new investments into community-based public health and safety and building infrastructure in Black, Brown, Indigenous, and systems impacted communities
Uplift impact investing opportunities toward community-led public health, safety, and reparative infrastructure.