Knowing what you own is the first step to aligning your investments with your values. You may be invested in state violence through companies involved in mass incarceration, immigrant detention and surveillance, military occupation, or the border industry.
Our database includes original research and lists over 150 company and industry profiles. Learn how companies profit from and support state violence. Then use this knowledge to create change.
This socially responsible fund owns stocks of twelve companies on our database, including $42M in four companies we recommend for divestment.
Altogether, this fund owns:
- $107M (3.2% of assets) in 8 prison companies
- $206M (6.2% of assets) in 8 occupation companies
- $138M (4.1% of assets) in 7 border companies
When companies withdraw their investment in harmful institutions of state violence - such as Apartheid, prisons, militarized policing, and war - they also withdraw their political and financial support of these institutions and help create new behavior standards which respect human life, human rights, peace, and sustainability.
After becoming a franchisee of Europcar, Europe’s leading car rental company, Israeli company Albar terminated its businesses in the occupied West Bank. Europcar thus joins other multinationals that have ended operations in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory in recent years.
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Investigate is a research and information center that offers investment screens, company profiles, and industry analyses for institutional and private investors, activists, and advocacy groups. Our research focuses on companies involved in state violence and human rights violations around the world, through incarceration and immigrant detention, military occupation, and the border industries.
Investigate is a project of the American Friends Service Committee Economic Activism Program.