What We Do
The Investor Environmental Health Network is a collaborative partnership of investment managers, advised by nongovernmental organizations, concerned about the financial and public health risks associated with corporate toxic chemicals policies. IEHN, through dialogue and shareholder resolutions, encourages companies to adopt policies to continually and systematically reduce and eliminate the toxic chemicals in their products and activities. As of early 2008, IEHN members managed more than $41 billion in assets. IEHN staff are available to serve as information resources for companies.
Companies adopting safer chemicals policies can anticipate and avoid “toxic lockout” from the marketplace, such as government bans or restrictions on products, and consumer and institutional decisions to seek safer products. They also can reduce their reputational and legal risks and enhance long-term shareholder value. Companies producing and selling safer products can gain market share, grow their top- and bottom-lines, and enhance their brand.