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Featured Reports

You will find below our featured research papers, including our latest Special Reports and the 2019 Global Report, which highlights the status of gender equality within the largest companies in the world and celebrates each year’s top performers.

Global & Special Reports

Are listed below all our research papers published over the past few years (including the ones featured above). Equileap provides regular regional or thematic special reports highlighting the status of gender equality within companies in specific regions or addressing specific gender equality themes.

2020 Gender Equality in the Netherlands, assessing 100 leading companies on workplace equality

Published 7 October 2020

The report presents key data and insights on gender equality in the workplace in the Netherlands.

  • The best performing company in the Netherlands is KPN
  • Gender balance across all leadership levels is low, with, for instance, an average of 14% women on executive teams
  • 88% of Dutch companies do not publish gender-segregated pay information

2020 Gender Equality in Spain, Italy and Greece, assessing leading companies on workplace equality

Published 18 June 2020

The briefing presents key data and insights on gender equality in the workplace in Spain, Italy and Greece.

  • The average gender equality score of companies on the Spanish IBEX 35 is 46%, 42% on the Italian FTSE MIB 40 index, and 34% on the Greek FTSE ATHEX 25 index
  • 74% of Spanish companies and 58% of Italian companies publish gender pay data, compared to only 4% of Greek companies and 28% of European companies overall

2020 Gender Equality in Poland, Romania & the Czech Republic, assessing leading companies on workplace equality

Published 4 June 2020

The briefing presents key data and insights on gender equality in the workplace in Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic.

  • The average gender equality score of companies on three indices are markedly lower than the European average
  • 47% of companies across the three indices are also not transparent on their number of women at the executive level

2020 Gender Equality in Sweden & Denmark, assessing leading companies on workplace equality

Published 14 May 2020

The briefing presents key data and insights on gender equality in the workplace in Sweden and Denmark.

  • The average gender equality score of companies on the Swedish OMXS 30 index is 49%, markedly higher than the 38% average score of the Danish OMXC 20
  • Sweden & Denmark are worse then European averages on flexible work option & anti-sexual harassment

2020 Gender Equality in France & Germany, assessing leading companies on workplace equality

Published 4 March 2020

The briefing presents key data and insights on gender equality in the workplace in France and Germany.

  • The average gender equality score of companies on the French CAC 40 index is 52%, higher than the 44% for the German DAX 30
  • French companies outperform German companies on all criteria, except for flexible work options
  • CAC 40 and the DAX 30 outperform the rest of Europe in terms of female representation on company boards

2020 Gender Equality in Europe, assessing 255 leading companies on workplace equality

Published 4 March 2020

The special report presents key data and insights on gender equality in the workplace in Europe.

  • Top countries for gender equality in Europe are France (average score of 52%), Sweden (49%), Spain (46%) and Germany (44%)
  • Only 3 in 10 European companies publish their gender pay gap
  • Less than half (48%) of European companies have an anti-sexual harassment policy

2019 Gender Equality in Kenya, assessing 60 leading companies on workplace equality

Published 13 November 2019

The special report presents key data and insights on gender equality in the workplace in Kenya.

  • Standard Chartered Kenya would also rank within the Top 50 companies globally
  • No company achieves gender balance at all levels – board, executive, management, workforce
  • Around 1/3 of Kenyan companies have at least one CSR (corporate social responsibility) project targeting women or girls

2019 Gender Equality Global Report & Ranking

Published 1 October 2019

The global report presents the Top 100 companies globally, insights per country and sector, as well as key findings on gender equality.

  • Diageo ranks number one globally and in Europe, while Bank of America leads in the US and Mirvac gains top spot in Asia Pacific
  • More than half (58%) of companies globally still do not have an anti-sexual harassment policy
  • Only one company achieves gender balance at the board, executive, senior management and workforce levels: Suncorp Group

2019 Gender Equality in Japan, Hong Kong & Singapore, Assessing 100 leading companies on workplace equality

Published 8 March 2019

The special report provides key data and insights on gender equality in three major countries in Asia.

  • Only two Asian companies have gender balance on their board of directors
  • Only 10 companies disclose any gender segregated pay information
  • Ten companies are signatories to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles, 9 of which are in Japan

2019 Gender Equality in the US, Assessing 100 leading companies on workplace equality including healthcare benefits

Published 19 February 2019

The special report provides key data and insights on gender equality in the United States.

  • General Motors is the only leading US company with no gender pay gap
  • No company achieves gender balance at all levels – board, executive, management, workforce
  • A vast majority (71%) of US companies now have an anti-sexual harassment policy in place

2018 Gender Equality Global Report & Ranking

Published 4 October 2018

The global report presents the Top 200 companies globally, insights per country and sector, as well as key findings on gender equality.

  • The Top 5 companies are General Motors (USA), L’Oreal (FR), Kering (FR), Merck and Co (USA) and StarHub (SING)
  • Companies in Israel, Norway and Belgium have the highest average scores for gender equality
  • The Technology sector has seen the biggest improvement of any sector in 2018
  • 28 companies in the Top 200 have published data showing that they have no overall gender pay gap

Bridging the gap, What governments, companies and investors can do for gender pay parity

Published 22 May 2018

This Paper provides a detailed analysis of what can be done to advance gender pay parity at legal, corporate and investment levels. It offers definitions of both the gender pay gap and equal pay for equal work. The Paper summarises the reasons behind today’s inequalities and what kind of legislation and corporate practices have been implemented in different countries so far.

  • Lack of transparency is the main obstacle to gender pay parity
  • 86% of companies do not communicate on pay inequalities
  • Only 4.5% of companies report having no pay gap

2017 Gender Equality Global Report & Ranking

Published 11 April 2017

The global report presents the Top 200 companies globally, insights per country and sector as well as key findings on gender equality.

  • Best Performers are: L’Oreal (FR), Pearson (UK), National Australia Bank (AU), Sodexo (FR) and BTG (UK)
  • The Top 5 countries are Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland and the UK
  • The Top 3 sectors are Communications, followed by Financial and Utilities