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Asian Investor (Hong Kong)

16/03/2021

How asset owners can push for gender parity in listed companies
Asset owners can influence gender parity efforts in listed companies by engaging with companies or investing in passive indices.

El Economista (Spain)

08/03/2021

Diana van Maasdijk (Equileap): “Han aumentado los inversores en busca de datos sobre igualdad”
Desde hace cinco años Equileap, organización sin ánimo de lucro creada para acelerar los avances hacia la igualdad de género laboral, publica anualmente un ranking intersectorial que muestra hasta qué punto las mayores compañías del mundo desempeñan su papel en materia de igualdad de género.

The Globe & Mail (Canada)

08/03/2021

How can we bridge the gender power gap? Six ways employers, governments and men can do better
You’ve read The Globe’s investigation of how women and racialized people are shut out of powerful roles in the public sector, academia and on Bay Street. The solutions include more transparency, mandatory targets, better child care – and all genders doing their part

Bloomberg (United States)

07/03/2021

World’s Most Gender-Diverse Corporation Says Secret to Success Is Childcare
One of Europe’s best capitalized and top performing banks was also just named the world’s most gender diverse corporation. DNB ASA, Norway’s biggest bank, achieved the highest score for equality between the sexes of all corporations in the Equileap Gender Equality Global Report & Ranking of 2021, published this month.

EFStream (United Kingdom)

07/03/2021

Gender equality ETFs in the spotlight for International Women’s Day
ESG strategies have shown the returns potential and demand for principled investments. On International Women’s Day, the question needs to be asked whether gender diversity ETFs have enjoyed similar success. In October 2017, Lyxor became the first issuer in Europe to launch an ETF, the Lyxor Global Gender Equality UCITS ETF (ELLE), that directly offered exposure to companies that performed well from a gender equality perspective.

Financial Times (United Kingdom)

05/03/2021

FTSE 100 companies lag peers on anti-sexual harassment policies
Three years after the #MeToo movement highlighted the widespread incidence of unwanted sexual advances in the workplace, fewer than half of FTSE 100 companies published an anti-sexual harassment policy, research shows. Equileap — which provides data on gender equality used by fund and index providers to construct so-called gender lens investment strategies — found just 49 per cent of FTSE 100 companies published an anti-sexual harassment policy in 2020 compared to 69 per cent of S&P 500 companies and 60 per cent of companies in the MSCI developed markets world index.

Les Echos (France)

04/03/2021

Egalité femmes-hommes : les entreprises françaises bien placées
Malgré la crise, il y a quand même quelques éléments d’amélioration pour les femmes, notamment en France. C’est ce que montre la nouvelle édition du baromètre de l’égalité femmes-hommes dans les plus grandes entreprises publiée jeudi par Equileap. Ce cabinet spécialisé a passé au crible pour la quatrième année consécutive les 3.702 entreprises d’une capitalisation supérieure à 2 milliards de dollars sur deux ans dans 23 pays développés au travers de 19 critères (du pourcentage de femmes aux postes de direction à l’ampleur des inégalités salariales en passant par les pratiques de sous-traitance).

Realtid (Sweden)

04/03/2021

DNB världsbäst på jämställdhet – endast fyra svenska bolag i topp-100
Av de 3 702 företag som Equileap har granskat klarar endast tio jämställdhet på samtliga nivåer, det vill säga i styrelsen, koncernledningen, i chefsledet samt bland medarbetare. Norska banken DNB toppar 2021-utgåvan av Equileaps globala rapport om jämställdhet på arbetsplatsen med ett betyg på 74 procent. På andraplatsen finns australiensiska Mirvac, följd av WPP (Storbritannien), L’Oreal (Frankrike) och General Motors (USA).

El País (Spain)

04/03/2021

España se sitúa como el segundo país más igualitario del mundo
La igualdad de género en las grandes empresas cotizadas en los mercados de valores mundiales progresa año tras año, según Diana van Maasdijk, consejera delegada de Equileap. Es la conclusión más positiva que se desprende del estudio que realiza anualmente la empresa proveedora de datos y métricas de equidad para los inversores tras analizar la información de 3.702 organizaciones que fluctúan en las Bolsas de 14 países y cuya capitalización supera los 2.000 millones de dólares.

Le Temps (Switzerland)

04/03/2021

La Suisse est le pays où les femmes ont le moins de chances d’être promues
Le constat est cinglant. Parmi les principales conclusions d’Equileap figure celle-ci: «La Suisse est le pays où les femmes ont le moins de chances d’être promues», affirme le fournisseur de données et de recherches sur l’égalité hommes-femmes, dans un rapport mondial publié jeudi. Et de poursuivre: «Les chiffres indiquent un plafond de verre relativement solide.»

Citywire (United Kingdom)

04/03/2021

Women in finance still underrepresented in senior roles, study shows
Although women are well-represented in the financial industry, this balance is not reflected in higher levels of management. That is one of the key findings of a study by Equileap, which published its Gender Equality Report & Ranking 2020 today. The report found women represent 50% of the workforce in financial companies globally, however an average of 26% of women are represented on the board of directors, 18% on the executive team and 28% in senior management.

Reuters (United Kingdom)

04/03/2021

Global firms lag on sex harassment, women-friendly policy
Most big firms are failing to ban sex harassment at work or enact policies that let mothers work flexibly, a global workplace equality index found on Thursday, highlighting the obstacles women face at work. Fewer than half of firms’ policies directly address sex harassment, despite years of #MeToo campaigns that show the extent of abuse at work, said the report by women’s workplace equality organisation Equileap.

Asian Investor (Hong Kong)

07/01/2021

Asia’s asset owners show mixed progress on gender parity
With the lack of gender diversity in the workplace seen as a financial risk, some asset owners in Asia Pacific have made great strides in the push for gender parity. However, others have regressed, and Hong Kong is one of them. Asset owners across the region have made an effort to improve gender representation for varying reasons, including to attract talent, to satisfy customers or simply because they believe it is the right thing to do.