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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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