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.
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. Born in the UK, he now lives in San Francisco. Previously, he managed the capital of ultra-high-net-worth investors in Deutsche Bank's cross-asset capital markets structuring and sales team.