Ball Corporation (and more) are making a positive change

Mary Kate Miller
October 30, 2018
5 min read
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At Swell, the social impact that our holdings make is just as important as their financial performance. In the same way that we make it a priority to share our portfolios’ financial performances, we also like to share the steps our holdings are taking to make the world around them a better place.

Like all forces for change, the work doesn’t happen one time or overnight. It’s a series of small steps and achievements. Here are some of the recent highlights in our holdings’ exciting work for social change:

Ball Corporation

What is it?

Ball Corporation is a global company with over 17,000 employees. They work in packaging and aerospace. You know them from their ubiquitous mason jars.

What’s new?

For the second year in a row, Ball Corporation has been designated as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ inclusivity. The company rocked a 100 percent score on the testing performed by the Corporate Equality Index (CEI). In response to the news, Manette Snow, Ball’s vice president for diversity and inclusion, reaffirmed the company’s commitment to issues that are important to the LGBT community.

Microchip Technology Inc

What is it?

Microchip Technology is a tech company that makes microchip related products. Want a more technically specific answer? No problem. “Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog, and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.”

What’s new?

When it comes to smart tech, we’ve become increasingly aware of the risk of hacking. There have been increased demands for security, without a sacrifice for convenience. Microchip’s new “AVR MCU Development Board for Google Cloud” (stay with us) creates a simple and effective way to connect embedded applications. Boom. Wish granted.

Insperity Inc

What is it?

Insperity is a company that provides human resources (HR) and business solutions.

What’s new?

Insperity has been called out for their game-changing HR tech, and their exemplary treatment of their employees. The company won three Stevie Awards, scoring accolades in the following categories: Employer of the Year in Business Services; HR Technology Solution Provider of the Year; and Achievement in HR Technology.

For more news about the work each of our holdings is doing, check back soon. There’s always something new to celebrate!

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