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.
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.
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.
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.
companies to support public policies that uphold these rights, values, and priorities.
companies to ensure that their political spending and lobbying activities do not undermine these values and priorities.