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Sweden and Denmark rank high on gender equality at work – but they’re not number one

2020 Q2 · Equileap quarterly newsletter

The Nordic countries are often hailed as world-leaders when it comes to gender equality, particularly in the workplace. Our recent report, ‘Gender Equality In Sweden and Denmark’, shows some definite positive results, as well as areas for improvement.

Looking forward to gender equality- even during lockdown

2020 Q1 · Equileap quarterly newsletter

During this time of global health and economic crisis, we understand that gender equality in the workplace may not be the first thing on everyone’s minds. People are dealing with tremendous financial instability, as well as a period of prolonged uncertainty that can profoundly impact our physical and mental wellbeing.

Higher percentage of women CEOs in Kenya than in the US and UK

2019 Q4 · Equileap quarterly newsletter

Kenya is ahead of the UK, the US and Canada in terms of the proportion of female CEOs in top companies. Out of the 60 companies analysed, 12% had a female CEO, compared to 6% in the UK’s FTSE 100 and 7% in the US’ Fortune 500.

Equileap Gender Equality Global Report & Ranking 2019 launches

2019 Q3 · Equileap quarterly newsletter

It’s with great pleasure, and pride in our team and partners, that I write to inform you of the publication of our 2019 Gender Equality Global Report & Ranking. The most progressive companies not only enjoy the top spots in our ranking but also in various gender equality indices, and thus attract investors wishing to align their capital with their values.

Investors with USD 1.6 trillion in assets behind them are calling for gender equality data

2019 Q2 · Equileap quarterly newsletter

Ninety-seven investors are asking companies to increase public access to gender data. Investors are concerned that companies are willing to make promises regarding workplace equity, but unwilling to provide corroborating data. In 2018, 84% of the S&P 100 companies made public commitments to gender equality but only 51% disclosed their parental leave policies and a mere 1% published gender pay information.

No company in the S&P 100 Index achieves gender balance – at all levels

2019 Q1 · Equileap quarterly newsletter

Our report Gender Equality in the US ranks companies in the S&P 100 index based on their commitment to gender equality, including their healthcare benefits. This is the first research ever to assess the largest US companies on their gender equality practices, including the way these are reflected in the health insurance coverage provided to employees.

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