Corporate Engagement

Our Corporate Engagement program promotes corporate responsibility regarding all aspects of reproductive and maternal health.

Rhia Ventures works with investors in publicly traded stocks who are committed to leveraging their investment portfolios to effect positive social outcomes. Together, we engage directly with companies in dialogue; attend shareholder meetings; file shareholder proposals; and provide thought leadership through our research, reports, and other publications.

Recently updated with a new foreword by Miriam Warren,Yelp’s Chief Diversity Officer and Board Chair of the Yelp Foundation, Hidden Value: The Business Case for Reproductive Health connects how access to comprehensive reproductive health care impacts a company’s bottom line and the corporate workforce. Hidden Value is especially timely in the wake of the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs V. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade and Casey. The report covers six drivers for companies to offer the best reproductive health care coverage and benefits, and to encourage policymakers to secure and ensure abortion access.

Rhia Ventures created the #WhatAreYourReproBenefits database to track corporate responses to abortion bans and the impending SCOTUS decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case.

How Companies Can Strengthen Reproductive Health Care (Brief) is written for corporate leaders seeking to understand how to take action and strengthen their reproductive health care.

From Here to Maternity: The Business Case for Strong Maternal Healthcare Coverage in the Private Sector (2021) is written for corporate leaders seeking to understand how strong maternal healthcare benefits can improve employee health and well-being; help create a healthier, more stable, and more diverse talent pool; contribute to greater retention, and reduce both absenteeism and presenteeism. It is also for the investment community, particularly the growing number of investors integrating corporate ESG (environmental, social, and governance) performance into their investment decision-making, as well as other private-sector employees, consultants, lawmakers, and the media.

Post-Roe Resources page is a list of essential background documents for employers seeking to implement better reproductive health care coverage policies.

Our

Goals

Educate

investor and corporate audiences on the economy-wide and firm-level benefits of improving access to affordable reproductive and maternal health care.

Give visibility and voice

to investors who support choice, contraception and maternal and reproductive health.

Advocate

for companies to provide first-rate reproductive health insurance coverage that covers all forms of contraception as well as elective abortion; generous parental and family leave policies; fertility benefits; support for child care; and protection against pregnancy discrimination.

Inspire

companies to support public policies that uphold these rights, values, and priorities.

Encourage

companies to ensure that their political spending and lobbying activities do not undermine these values and priorities.

For more information, contact
Shelley Alpern, Director of Corporate Engagement, at corporate.engagement@rhiaventures.org