HIP Great Place to Work ESG

HIP Great Place to Work


Engaged Employees

The HIP Great Place to Work ® Portfolio invests in those firms that educate, empower and enable employees, resulting in better balance and fulfillment.

Innovation via Diversity

Great workplaces in this portfolio are more diverse by gender, ethnicity, and age, which can result in more innovation, patents, and new products and revenue.

Fair Pay and Benefits

From $15 minimum wage to equal pay for women and people of color, great workplaces view people as an asset, not just a cost to be minimized.

Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America

Allianz Life Insurance has provided annuities and life insurance products in the United States for over 125 years. Allianz Life was recognized as a company leader for the amount of paid time off it gives employees as well as the additional benefits that employees receive to support their well-being, both at work and outside of it. Some of these benefits include college scholarships for children of employees, paid time off for caregivers of newborns, adopted children, and aging parents, as well as reimbursement for gym memberships. Allianz Life prioritizes equality and diversity with nearly 50% of its staff female.

SAP America

SAP America develops enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations, enabling its customers to pursue most of the UN SDGs. SAP’s work environment encourages free expression, collaboration, individuality, and diversity, scoring a perfect score of 100/100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. Also notable, SAP has an equitable CEO-to-employee pay ratio, SAP employees are very well paid, and recent changes to their parent company CEO have made that ratio very favorable for their workers.

Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. Novo Nordisk’s heritage has helped people defeat other serious chronic conditions such as hemophilia, growth hormone related disorders and obesity. Novo Nordisk offers their employees excellent access to healthcare, very competitive compensation, and 91% of employees report being highly engaged.

Roche Holding AG

Genentech, a subsidiary of Roche, is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious diseases. Genentech’s inclusive culture is beneficial to employees. One group offers a development program to foster minority representation in upper management, and overall. Staffers are encouraged to offer suggestions via surveys to management about how to improve; according to most staff, management listens.


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Accenture is committed to accelerating gender equality. From fiscal years 2016 to 2018, Accenture has increased women in workforce globally from 39% to 42%, women new hires from 44% to 47%, and women managing directors from 20% to 22%. In the same time frame, core carbon emissions per employee has dropped from 2.13 to 1.66 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent.


Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications to the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Workday has made concerted efforts to serve and retain talent from every generation of its workforce, including explicit efforts towards achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs). 95% of employees, called Workmates, believe that Workday cares about their well-being, including exercise, health, nutrition, and happiness.


Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings create networks for enterprises, governments. With financial firms UBS and Goldman Sachs, Cisco has operated “ESG (environmental, social, governance) calls” for investors to highlight results and progress on sustainability. Cisco fosters a healthy company culture within its organization, and encourages community development and volunteerism.


Adobe is a multinational computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California. Adobe achieved 1:1 gender-pay parity in October 2018. Adobe offers attractive employee benefits, with $10,000 Matching Gifts program for donations, flexible time off, employee stock purchasing, and both summer and winter breaks. More than 70% of employees work in LEED-certified buildings, which can result in healthier, more productive employees.


NVIDIA, based in Silicon Valley, historically focused on computer graphics, yet has transitioned its products focus towards artificial intelligence. NVIDIA now provides accelerated computing to gamers, designers and scientists, to support self-driving cars, smarter health care and information visualization. Nvidia staffers are “encouraged” to risk failure in the pursuit of innovative solutions. 40% percent of named executive officers are female, and 25% of executive staff is female, up from 12% four years ago.

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