WOODSTOCK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lowell G. Miller, founder and CIO of Miller/Howard Investments Inc., has signed the CEO Statement for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP) on March 6, 2015, joining more than 900 signatories globally.
The CEO Statement, drafted by the United Nations Global Compact and UN Women, states that the “full participation of women in our enterprises and in the larger community makes sound business sense now and in the future. A broad concept of sustainability and corporate responsibility that embraces women’s empowerment as a key goal will benefit us all.”
All signatories have committed to “encourage business leaders to join us and use the Principles as guidance for actions that we can all take in the workplace, marketplace and community to empower women and benefit our companies and societies.”
With this support, Miller/Howard proudly expands its engagements on issues of human rights. It recognizes that business is improved when the best candidates are drawn from the most inclusive pools, when competition is not limited by bias, and when sustainability underscores management of both environmental as well as human resources.
Miller/Howard has been engaging companies on environmental, social, and governance issues for more than two decades. For more information, please contact Luan Steinhilber, Director of Shareholder Advocacy, or visit www.mhinvest.com/esg.
For more information on the Principles and a full list of signatories to the CEO Statement, go to www.WEPrinciples.org.
About Miller/Howard Investments Inc.
Miller/Howard Investments is an independent, research-driven investment boutique focused on generating sustainable income by investing in equities. The firm evaluates companies across all sectors for financial strength and their ability to consistently generate and raise dividends. Common themes of Miller/Howard strategies are: higher-than-average yield, higher-than-average financial strength of issuer, and expected growth of dividends. The firm is 100% employee owned. Miller/Howard has focused on income-producing equities since 1991. As of December 31, 2014, it had more than $8.7 billion of assets under management in several core dividends-focused strategies.