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:

 

  1. Educate investors and financial institutions with trusted data sets and screens to enable investors to eliminate exposure to the prison industry 

  2. Release groundbreaking research and concept papers informing the field about the risk and exposure created by mass incarceration in their portfolios across asset classes

  3. Activate Investors to refuse deals that would further the growth of mass incarceration Create engagement opportunities that seek to shift capital away from the prison industry 

  4. 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

  5. Present impact investing opportunities toward community-led public health, safety, and reparative infrastructure.