Press Releases & Videos

08/03/2019 – Companies in Canada score lower than in the US on gender equality

  • Top three Canadian companies are TD Bank, CIBC and Enbridge
  • Equileap assessed companies in the S&P/TSX 60 Index on 19 gender equality criteria

08/03/2019 – European gender equality index licensed by gender expert Equileap to Swedish online bank Avanza

  • Tracker listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange based on the Top 75 European companies
  • Growing trend toward gender-lens investing with fifth tracker launched in 18 months

19/02/2019 – Groundbreaking ranking of top US companies on gender equality

  • General Motors is the only leading US company with no gender pay gap
  • No company achieves gender balance at all levels – board, executive, management, workforce
  • A vast majority (71%) of US companies now have an anti-sexual harassment policy in place

13/11/2018 – For the first time, mutual funds & ETFs screened on gender equality

  • Unique, online tool launched by As You Sow
  • for individual and institutional investors in the United States

04/10/2018 – Equileap announces the world’s top 200 companies leading the way in gender equality

  • Top 5 companies are General Motors (USA), L’Oreal (FR), Kering (FR), Merck &Co (USA) and StarHub (SING)
  • Top sectors are: Communications, Financial and Utilities

22/05/2018 – Lack of transparency is the main obstacle to gender pay parity

  • 86% of companies do not communicate on pay inequalities
  • Only 4.5% of companies report having no pay gap

08/01/2018 – Gender equality index by Equileap licensed by UBS

  • ETF tracking the Top 100 global leaders listed on SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Growing trend towards gender-lens investing with third tracker launched in less than four months

06/11/2017 – Equileap global gender equality index licensed to Lyxor ETF

  • 3,048 companies ranked on gender equality based on 19 in-depth criteria
  • Lyxor listed the ETF ELLE on European exchanges

20/09/2017 – First gender equality ETF in Canada launched on Equileap Index

  • US and Canadian companies selected according to ground-breaking research
  • Evolve Funds lists HERS on TSX, in Toronto

27/07/2017 – Challenges for companies on the path to gender equality

Diana van Maasdijk, CEO Equileap, explains what are the major challenges for companies trying to reach gender equality.

27/07/2017 – Our ambition to accelerate progress towards gender equality

Diana van Maasdijk, CEO Equileap, speaks about her ambition to accelerate gender equality in the workforce.

15/05/2017 – Interview with Diana van Maasdijk, CEO

Diana answers questions about the Organisation’s mission, and how the Organisation ranks over 3,000 companies globally on Gender Equality based on 19 criteria.

11/04/2017 – First global database ranking over 3,000 companies on progress towards gender equality

  • 2017 Best Performers are: L’Oreal (FR), Pearson (UK), National Australia Bank (AU), Sodexo (FR) and BTG (UK)
  • Launch of a unique tool-kit to accelerate progress towards gender equality at work

11/04/2017 – Equileap ranks 3,048 companies with 19 criteria on gender equality

  • 2017 Best Performers globally are L’Oreal (FR), Pearson (UK), National Australia Bank (AUS), Sodexo (FR) & BTG (UK)
  • Launch of a Family of Gender Equality Indices covering Global, US and European markets

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