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27/04/2018 – Gerechte Rendite

Handelszeitung (Switzerland), by David Torcasso

Zwei Däninnen lancieren Anlagevehikel, die auf Unternehmen mit hoher Diversität setzen. Dabei arbeiten sie mit Baloise und Julius Bär zusammen.

26/04/2018 – It’s Time To End Sexual And Gender-Based Violence

Financial Advisor (United Kingdom), by Katherine Pease

Equally important, investors have the opportunity to influence fundamental corporate behavior by investing in companies that embed a comprehensive commitment to gender equity into their policies and practices.

23/04/2018 – “Para la empresa, a nivel proactivo, es una obligación moral ofrecer productos más responsables”

ElEconomista (Spain), by Patricia del Aguila Barbero

“En 2017, hemos conseguido ser carbón neutral con energía renovable”
“En 2016, el 82% de los productos lanzados mejoró su nota de impacto”

20/04/2018 – ‘Als de minister van emancipatie moet huilen, dan moet het wel erg zijn’

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

Een nieuwsbericht in de krant, verder bleef het rustig rond de lancering van Equileap – een stichting die de beurswaarde van gendergelijkheid in kaart brengt.

19/04/2018 – Ces grands groupes qui jouent le jeu de l’égalité salariale hommes-femmes

Challenges (France), by Laurence Estival

Les ressources humaines font tourner leurs statistiques pour corriger les inégalités salariales. Mais, pour beaucoup, seul un travail sur l’évolution professionnelle et la gestion de carrière permettra d’y parvenir.

11/04/2018 – Gender-ETF: Lady’s First

ETF EXTRA Magazin (Germany), by Thomas Brummer

Ein Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) auf frauenfreundliche Firmen? Das klingt erst einmal spannend. ETFs bilden exakt einen Finanzmarktindex nach. Im Fall des neu in Deutschland über Xetra und Börse Frankfurt handelbaren Lyxor-Gender ETFs handelt es sich um den Solactive Equileap Global Gender Equality Net Total Return EUR Hedged Index.

04/04/2018 – Mijlpaal Equileap: vijfhonderd miljoen dollar aan beheerd vermogen

De Dikke Blauwe (The Netherlands)

Equileap, de organisatie van Diana van Maasdijk en Jo Andrews die gendergelijkheid in het bedrijfsleven wil bevorderen, heeft een van de eerste doelen behaald: het overtreffen van vijfhonderd miljoen dollar aan beheerd vermogen met Equileap data.

29/03/2018 – Lyxor introduces euro-hedged share class for gender equality ETF

ETF Strategy (United Kingdom), by James Lord

European ETF provider Lyxor has introduced the Lyxor Global Gender Equality (DR) UCITS ETF – Monthly Hedged to EUR – Acc (ELLH GY), a currency-hedged share class of its global gender equality ETF.

26/03/2018 – Erster Gender Equality-ETF von Lyxor auf Xetra gestartet

ETF EXTRA Magazin (Germany), by Uwe Gorler

Seit dem 26. März ist der erste Gender Equality-ETF des Emittenten Lyxor International Asset Management nun auch in Deutschland über Xetra und Börse Frankfurt handelbar. Der ETF wurde bereits schon im November 2017 aufgelegt und war bisher nur an der Euronext in Paris gelistet.

11/03/2018 – Pijnlijk fluitconcert bewijst nut van strijd meer vrouwen in de top

Het Financieele Dagblad (The Netherlands), Opinie | Diana van Maasdijk, ceo Equileap

Op Internationale Vrouwendag mocht Equileap in de Amsterdamse beurs aandacht vragen voor het gebrek aan vrouwen in de top van het bedrijfsleven. Dat pakte anders uit. Op weg naar de gong liepen wij, circa twintig vrouwen, langs de boven de handelsvloer gelegen balustrade.

08/03/2018 – ETFs ring the bell for gender equality

ETF Strategy (United Kingdom), by Rosemary Pearson

In events co-coordinated by Women in ETFs, 63 stock exchanges around the world hosted bell ringing ceremonies to mark International Women’s Day and to help advance the cause of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

06/03/2018 – RBC launches first gender-diversity ETF that tracks only Canadian companies

The Globe & Mail (Canada), by Clare O’Hara

RBC Global Asset Management is joining the roster of firms that now offer gender diversity exchange-traded funds for investors looking to promote women in the workplace.

06/03/2018 – L’égalité hommes-femmes en entreprise, c’est possible !

RTBF (Belgium), by Melanie Joris

L’entreprise L’Oréal s’est classée à la première place du classement Equileap en 2017. Ce classement évalue 3000 entreprises dans 23 pays différents. L’entreprise de cosmétique a été félicitée pour la parité hommes-femmes qui règne entre ses murs.

15/02/2018 – Lyxor to bring gender equality ETF to London Stock Exchange

ETF Strategy (UK), by James Lord

Lyxor is planning a cross-listing of the Lyxor Gender Equality ETF, Europe’s first ETF to focus on companies leading the field in gender equality, on London Stock Exchange.

13/02/2018 – More investment firms are letting clients put their money where their mouth is on gender equality

Quartz (UK), by Eshe Nelson

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, simply talking about the treatment of women and fretting about gender inequality are no longer enough. A demand for tangible action to make gender equality a reality is sweeping across many industries.

16/01/2018 – Investeren in gelijkheid loont!

ABN AMRO (The Netherlands)

Diana van Maasdijk richtte in 2012 het team Filantropie Advies op bij ABN AMRO. Na vijf jaar was het tijd voor iets nieuws. Dat werd Equileap, een stichting die bedrijven onderzoekt en beoordeelt op gelijke behandeling van mannen en vrouwen.

15/01/2018 – Gender equality push enters investment sphere

Nestegg (Australia), by Lucy Dean

A major investment bank is making sure celebrities and politicians aren’t the only ones to champion gender equality, by launching an ETF with a gender equality remit.

15/01/2018 – La gender equality si veste di etf

Advisor Lyxor (Italy), by Marcella Persola

La parità di genere diventa anche un prodotto finanziario. L’antesignano in ciò è stato Lyxor AM che ha quotato il primo ETF sulla parità di genere in Europa, il Lyxor Global Gender Equality (DR) UCITS ETF.

13/01/2018 – Oorlog om de millennial

Telegraaf (The Netherlands), by Martijn Klerks

Secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden, zoals uitgebreide verlofregelingen, flexibiliteit en een goede kantine op het werk, worden favoriete wapens in de oorlog om jong en schaars ict-talent.

12/01/2018 – AAM new product roundup

Asia Asset Management

US-based derivatives marketplace CME Group and the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) have announced that the Japanese yen-denominated Tokyo Stock Price Index (Topix) futures contracts will begin trading on CME Globex on February 5.

08/01/2018 – New ETF to combat gender inequity

Financial Standard (Australia), by Jamie Williamson

The Global Gender Equality UCITS ETF is the latest addition to the suite of impact investment products offered by UBS. It will invest in the Solactive Equileap Global Gender Equality 100 Index.

08/01/2018 – UBS launches global gender equality ETF

Investor Daily (Australia), by Jessica Yun

The ETF is a joint collaboration between UBS Asset Management and UBS Wealth Management and invests in the Solactive Equileap Global Gender Equality 100 Leaders index, according to a UBS statement.

08/01/2018 – UBS lanceert ETF die bedrijven selecteert op balans tussen mannen en vrouwen

Finanzen (The Netherlands)

De Zwitserse bank UBS heeft een Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) op de markt gebracht dat alleen belegt in bedrijven die geen onderscheid maken tussen man en vrouw en dat wereldwijd promoten.

08/01/2018 – UBS startet ETF mit Fokus auf Gleichstellung der Geschlechter

Private Banking Magazin (Germany), by Christian Nicolaisen

Die UBS hat gemeinsam mit Equileap den Global Gender Equality Ucits ETF aufgelegt. Der Fokus liegt auf Unternehmen, die sich in Sachen Geschlechtergleichstellung hervortun.

08/01/2018 – UBS introduces gender equality ETF

ETF Strategy (UK), by James Lord

UBS Asset Management has launched the UBS Global Gender Equality UCITS ETF (GENDER SW) on SIX Swiss Exchange, providing exposure to global companies perceived to be leading the field in terms of gender equality.

08/01/2018 – UBS launched a fund to only deposit in firms which promote gender equality

Global Times (UK)

UBS launched a fund on Monday that invests in firms
which promote gender equivalence to cash in on a flourishing trend
towards reliable investment.

08/01/2018 – ETF joins gender equality battle

Investment Europe (UK), by Jonathan Boyd

Equileap, the Netherlands based provider of investment tools and information, has announced the launch of the the UBS Global Gender Equality Ucits ETF on the SIX exchange in Switzerland, based on its Global Gender Equality 100 Leaders index.

08/01/2018 – Timely gender equality ETF launched by UBS

ETF Express (UK), by Beverly Chandler

At a timely moment when gender equality is being thoroughly debated in the news, UBS has launched an ETF based on global gender equality with Equileap, provider of data related to gender equality in the corporate sector.

08/01/2018 – UBS AM launches gender equality Ucits ETF

Citywire (UK), by Terri-Ann Williams

UBS has bolstered its ETF offering with the launch of a gender equality-focused fund, the company has announced.

08/01/2018 – UBS launched a fund to only invest in firms which promote gender equality

Business Insider (UK), by Thomas Colson

UBS launched a fund on Monday that invests in firms which promote gender equality to cash in on a growing trend towards ethical investment.

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