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02/12/2019 – Reckitt Benckiser Gives New Parents More Paid Leave

New York Times (United States)

Another FTSE 100 firm, Diageo is one of only five companies globally to offer equal lengths of 26 weeks paid parental leave for both the primary and secondary carers, for all their employees globally, according to equal workplace rights group Equileap.

14/11/2019 – Study: Corporates have few women bosses

Daily Nation (Kenya), by Moraa Obiria

Women still lag behind in Kenya’s corporate management, with only 22 per cent representation, a new report on gender equality at the workplace shows. According to the report launched by the Nairobi Securities Exchange, Equileap and New Faces New Voices on Wednesday, of the 60 companies listed on the NSE, only seven are headed by women.

13/11/2019 – Gender equality in the workplace

BBC (Kenya)

A new report published by Equileap assessing gender equity in Kenyan companies shows there are no companies with gender balance across all four levels assessed; board, executive, senior management and workforce.

10/10/2019 – Gender diversity helps Diageo stay on top

CityWire (UK), by Natasha Turner

This month, Diageo has topped Equileap’s gender equality rankings, jumping from 11th place globally last year. It is the only UK company in this year’s rankings (there were none last year), with a score of 74%.

03/10/2019 – On parle d’Equileap sur Europe 1 (from 5:18 to 5:36)

Europe1 (France)

On connaît TF1 au sommet des audiences, il y a aussi l’entreprise qui fait parler d’elle. selon l’agence Equileap, TF1 se classe comme le premier groupe média dans le top 100 mondial des entreprises les plus respectueuses de l’égalité hommes-femmes.

03/10/2019 – La igualdad de género avanza lenta en el mundo empresarial

Expansión (Spain)

La igualdad de genero avanza lentamente en el mundo y aún queda camino por recorrer. Equileap, una de las grandes organizaciones que luchan por acelerar la igualdad de género en el terreno laboral, ha elaborado, por tercer año consecutivo, su informe global que analiza la situación en el mundo empresarial y evalúa las actuaciones de las grandes compañías para acelerar el equilibrio de género en sus organizaciones.

02/10/2019 – US lags other countries in funding programs to promote gender equality at work

CNBC (United States), by Harriet Taylor

October 2019 month marks two years since allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein surfaced in the media. Still, almost half of U.S. companies (48%) have no sexual-harassment policy. That’s according to a new report from gender equity watchdog Equileap, which found that the U.S. lags other developed countries when it comes to funding programs to promote gender equality in the workforce and requiring companies to report gender gap metrics.

02/10/2019 – Vrouwvriendelijk beleggen scoort, bewijst de nieuwe wereldindex van Equileap

Het Financieele Dagblad (The Netherlands), by Mathijs Rotteveel and Maartje Laterveer

De banken UBS, Rothschild en BNY Mellon doen het, net als vermogensbeheerder Storebrand: investeren met een focus op diversiteit. Beleggen in bedrijven die werken aan de interne man-vrouwverhouding en letten op vrouwvriendelijkheid is bezig aan een snelle opmars. Een in Nederland gemaakte bedrijvenindex, waarvan vandaag de nieuwe editie verschijnt, geeft beleggers wereldwijd een extra duw in de rug.

02/10/2019 – Swedbank på topplista

Realtid (Sweden)

Enligt rapporten Financial Services Gender Equality Global Report & Ranking rankas Swedbank som det tredje mest jämställda bolaget i Sverige. Equilaeaps rapport sätter fokus på hur arbetet med jämställdhet och mångfald i större företag utvecklas på en global nivå, genom att gradera och genomlysa statistik utifrån 19 olika kriterier.

01/10/2019 – ‘Alarm bell’ as top global firms score poorly on sexism and harassment

Reuters, by Elena Berton

Almost six out of 10 global companies do not have an anti-sexual harassment policy two years after #MeToo went viral, a survey found on Tuesday, noting controversies in U.S. tech firms.

01/10/2019 – Svenska bolag långt ifrån jämställdhetstoppen i världen

VA (Sweden), by Barbara Taltavull

Australien, Frankrike och Norden bäst på jämställdhet, men fortfarande finns mycket kvar att göra. Här får du veta vilka bolag som är allra bäst. Castellum, Tele2, Swedbank och Billerud Korsnäs är bland världens 100 mest jämställda bolag, enligt årets Gender Equality Global Report & Ranking.

24/09/2019 – Just 5 major companies offer a year’s paid, equal parental leave: Study

The Straits Times (Singapore)

Just five major companies allow all mothers and fathers to share a full year of paid parental leave, a workplace equality organisation said on Monday (Sept 23), as rights groups said closing the gap would combat discrimination towards women.

09/09/2019 – Three ways to invest in gender balance for your clients

Citywire (United Kingdom)

Just as financial advisers and wealth managers need to be prepared for clients asking questions about ethical investing, they may also need to prepare for questions about investing in gender equality.

21/08/2019 – Meer vrouwen in de top betekent niet per se hogere winstcijfers

Het Financieele Dagblad (The Netherlands), by Elfanie toe Laer

Een causaal verband tussen vrouwen in de top en de winstcijfers is heel moeilijk aan te tonen. Het gaat volgens Van Maasdijk dan ook niet alleen om de cijfers die worden gepresenteerd op de winst- en verliesrekening. Winst is volgens haar een veel breder begrip en zit hem, ook, in gelijke kansen voor mannen en vrouwen. Wat haar betreft moet het uitgangspunt niet zijn: meer vrouwen aan de top, maar gelijke kansen voor iedereen binnen het bedrijf.

19/07/2019 – Procter & Gamble donated $529K to help U.S. women’s soccer win equal pay — while paying some of its U.K. female workers 28.5% less than men

Market Watch (United States), by Leslie Albrecht

“It’s absolutely fantastic that they’ve stepped up and shown leadership in this way and made a donation to the women’s team,” Equileap CEO Diana van Maasdijk said. “At the same time, what’s really going to change the world for all women is when companies start to be transparent about their own pay gap and start ensuring that the pay gap is lowered.”

13/06/2019 – Geld verdienen mit Frauenrechten?

Cash (Switzerland), by Henning Hölder

Der Schweizer Frauentag fordert Lohngleichheit zwischen Mann und Frau. Diese zwei ETF investieren in Unternehmen, die sich in puncto Geschlechterdiversität positiv hervortun. Mit erstaunlicher Performance.

06/06/2019 – Goodbye to tokenism: the fight for gender equality

Raconteur – A Times publication (United Kingdom)

Having a few more women on boards across the world is more of a symbolic effort and does little to increase female representation at other levels of the company. Tokenism in the workplace also doesn’t address equal pay. In fact, according to a 2018 Equileap report that monitors almost 3,500 companies globally on gender equality, only two could prove they had no gender pay gap overall.

05/06/2019 – The best companies for maternity and paternity pay, revealed

The Independent (United Kingdom)

A new study, which looked into the parental leave policies of 200 large companies, has found that just three firms offer the same amount of time off to both parents.The research from Equileap named drinks giant Diageo, which owns Smirnoff, Baileys and Guinness, insurance firm Aviva and finance company Investec as the best for giving their staff equal parental leave.

11/05/2019 – An eco-friendly portfolio for a new baby like Archie

The Times (United Kingdom)

Camilla Ritchie of Seven Investment Management, a wealth manager, says that she thinks the Duchess of Sussex’s feminist principles could mean that she would be interested in the Lyxor Global Gender Equality ETF, which is based on an index from Equileap, an organisation which promotes and holds data on gender equality in the workplace.

02/04/2019 – Nightly Business Report – Closing the pay gap

NBR (United States)

Companies who are more transparent about their pay, are more likely to close their gender pay gaps. NBR reports on the latest study conducted by Equileap on top companies in the United States.

02/04/2019 – Closing gender pay gap could take another 50 years, according to new survey

CNBC (United States)

One reason Equileap focuses on transparency – and this is such a key issue moving forward to closing the gap – is the more that companies actually disclose their pay gap, the more likely they are to do something to close it.

27/03/2019 – ‘ELLE’ Gives a Global ETF Spin on Corporate Gender Equality

Bloomberg (United States)

The ETF industry has something for everyone — the Lyxor Global Gender Equality UCITS ETF (ticker: ELLE LN/ELLE FP) was the first ETF in Europe focused on gender equality. The ETF is powered by Equileap data and has climbed more than 10% over the past year.

21/03/2019 – How to Evaluate Funds that Invest in Women

NBR (United States)

Investing in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that promotes environmental, social and governance policies allows people to try and align their investments with their values – that includes investing in women. A growing amount of data show that ESG-focused investments can perform just as well or even better than traditional investments, letting people do good socially and financially.

08/03/2019 – Why investors need to pay attention to gender equity, a toy stock that could rally, and the big winners of the bull market

The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Canada’s top public companies significantly lag their US and global peers when it comes to gender equality in the workplace, according to new research by Equileap, a non-profit based in Amsterdam that tracks corporate gender equality.

08/03/2019 – Here’s an ETF to make International Women’s Day more than one day a year

Market Watch (USA), by Brett Arends

On this International Women’s Day, you can vote for the empowerment of women with your savings as well as your ballot. The YWCA Impact Shares Women’s Empowerment ETF WOMN, +1.63% bills itself as the first socially conscious, ESG — a category comprising funds that take environmental, social and governance concerns into account in their investment decisions — exchange-traded fund that singles out women’s issues specifically in its investment policy.

08/03/2019 – ¿Sabe que hay ETFs que invierten en igualdad de género?

Dirigentes Digital (Spain), by Rocío Arviza

La hora de la igualdad de género ha llegado. Queda mucho por hacer y eso se visualiza en jornadas como la de hoy, Día Internacional de la Mujer, pero los cambios están en marcha. También desde el punto de vista de la inversión. En un momento en el que las megatendencias mandan conviene no perder de vista que también se puede invertir en igualdad de género.

08/03/2019 – Unternehmen, die Frauen gute Bedingungen bieten, rentieren besser

Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland), by Patrick Herger

Diskriminierung von Frauen im Beruf sei nichtexistent oder sehr klein, sagen die einen. Im Gegenteil, sie sei beträchtlich, glauben andere. Die Renditen von zwei ETF könnten eine Antwort geben.

08/03/2019 – Avanza suit l’indice de Solactive sur l’égalité des genres

All News (Switzerland)

La plateforme numérique d’épargne et d’investissement lance le Tracker AVA utilisant le Solactive Equileap Europe Gender Equality Index.

08/03/2019 – Sweden’s Avanza licenses gender equality index for tracker

Investment Europe (United Kingdom), by Jonathan Boyd

Avanza, the Swedish online stock broker and fund services provider, has licensed use of the Equileap European Gender Equality 75 index to support the launch of its AVA Gender Equality Tracker – an exchange traded note listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

08/03/2019 – “Vi vill underlätta hållbara investeringar för våra kunder”

Realtid (Sweden), by Camilla Jonsson

Avanza lanserar AVA Gender Equality Tracker som följer Equileaps unika europeiska jämställdhetsindex möjliggör investeringar i jämställda bolag. –Vi vill underlätta hållbara investeringar för våra kunder, säger Rikard Josefson, vd Avanza.

08/03/2019 – See how badly Canada’s top public companies score on gender equality – and why investors may pay the price

The Globe and mail (Canada), by Brenda Bouw

Canada’s top public companies significantly lag their US and global peers when it comes to gender equality in the workplace, according to new research, and risk losing investor confidence if improvements aren’t made.

05/03/2019 – Crédit Agricole, BNP Paribas… Votre banque est-elle exemplaire en matière d’égalité salariale ?

cBanque (France), by Mathieu Bruckmuller

Les entreprises de plus de 1 000 salariés doivent publier leur index d’égalité femmes-hommes afin de lutter contre les inégalités professionnelles. Les banques sont-elles de bons élèves ?

28/02/2019 – A fresh take on gender equality in the workplace with Equileap’s Diana van Maasdijk

Impactivate (United States)

Despite recent advances in gender equality in the workplace, Equileap‘s 2018 Gender Equality Global Report and Ranking reveals just how much work is yet to be done.

23/02/2019 – El feminismo cotiza al alza a largo plazo

El Economista (Spain), by Ana Palomares

Los informes no hacen sino señalar algo que ya sabemos: que ser mujer sigue siendo hoy mucho más complicado que ser hombre. Y no solo a nivel familiar -según el estudio “Somos Equipo” del Club de Malasmadres, el 45,2% de las mujeres conviviendo en pareja y aportando la misma cantidad de dinero al hogar que sus parejas declaran ser las principales responsables de las tareas doméstico-familiares- sino también a nivel laboral y por dos vías.

19/02/2019 – Closing the gap: Grading big business on gender

CNBC (United States)

CNBC’s Dominic Chu examines a new report from Equileap that grades companies on their gender equality and breaks down gender discrepancies.

19/02/2019 – GM, Bank of America and Johnson & Johnson earn top scores in new study of corporate gender equality

CNBC (United States), by Harriet Taylor

You can’t fix what you don’t measure — so the saying goes — and a new study by Equileap crunches the numbers on gender equality at America’s biggest companies. General Motors, Bank of America and Johnson & Johnson were awarded top marks across 19 criteria, including gender balance in the workforce (senior management and the board), as well as pay equity, parental leave and non-discriminatory hiring practices.

24/01/2019 – Megatrends verändern die Welt – mit ETFs davon profitieren

Boersen Zeitung (Germany)

“Millennials” legen Wert auf Einhaltung sozialer und ökologischer Kriterien. Megatrends sind transformative Kräfte mit dem Potenzial, sowohl Wirtschaft als auch Gesellschaft grundlegend umzuwälzen und somit alle Bereiche unseres persönlichen Lebens zu verändern.

21/01/2019 – Women Aren’t Running Self-Driving Car Startups; Zoox Is About To Change That

Forbes (United States), by Alan Ohnsman

In 2018, Equileap, a European initiative that promotes gender equality, ranked GM No. 1 on that basis on its list of 200 international companies. No autonomous vehicle companies made the cut.

15/01/2019 – Looking at wealth management through a “gender lens”

Marketplace, NPR Radio (United States)

“The greatest challenge really is the transparency,” said Diana van Maasdijk, head of Equileap, an organization that compiles gender-equality data — everything from participation rates and pay raises for women to parental leave policies — from companies in 23 countries.

14/01/2019 – Why it makes sense to invest in companies with a healthy gender balance

The National (United Arab Emirates), by Alice Haine

Sustainable investing – where investors focus on socially conscious investments that aim to build a better world – has been gaining traction over the past few decades.
In 2016, one dollar in every five was invested ethically, totalling $8.7 trillion (Dh31.95tn), according to the SIF Foundation, the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investing based in Washington.

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