Thought Leadership

February 5, 2017

The Business Case for Gender Equality

Across the globe, with few exceptions, women are underrepresented in management, on corporate boards, and in better-paid technical professions. They are paid less than men for substantially equal work.
February 1, 2017

Why Every Woman Needs a Career Sponsor

Is advancing your career at the top of your to-do list? Are you tired of waiting in the wings? Are you ready to smash the glass ceiling in your field?
February 1, 2017

Advancing Gender Equality by Closing the Pay Gap

Many investors have long recognized the benefits associated with gender diversity——including superior financial performance, improved decision-making and oversight——and have engaged in a variety of initiatives aimed at increasing the representation of women across all professional levels, from entry level positions to the C-suite and boardroom.
February 1, 2017

Sustainability is Alive and Well – and Moving Forward

For those of us committed to sustainability, 2016 was a year of drama. There were some great highs, including the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, in which most countries committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And then there was the election, which brought climate skeptics into senior Administration positions.
January 25, 2017

How Technology Can Help Close the Gender Gap

What is the experience of a woman in corporate America today? She probably hears a lot about diversity initiatives from the leadership of her company, but she probably has precious little to show it, save a smattering of diversity days, mentoring programs, employee advocacy groups, and other gender programs. Boards and senior leadership at her company remain stubbornly male, and women continue to earn less than men for comparable work.
December 29, 2016

2017: The Year of Financial Feminism

It may be trite to say "money is power"... but money is power, particularly in a capitalist society. As professional women come to terms in these closing days of 2016 that our progress in business has slowed to a crawl—despite all of the energy around it over the past few years—they will look for new means to move forward.
December 1, 2016

5 Ways to Promote Women’s Leadership at Your Company

Despite a rock-solid business case for gender diversity in the workplace, many companies still lag far behind when it comes to advancing women in leadership. The problem of improving gender diversity can be daunting and the question of how to get started is enough to send many seasoned executives into a tailspin.
December 1, 2016

Invest like a Girl

Warren Buffett invests like a girl. What? Doesn'’t everyone know that men are better investors than women?1
November 18, 2016

Family Friendly Workplaces Are Good For Business

Family-friendly workplaces have a lot going for them, including basic decency and fairness, advancing the rights of women, and promoting the health and well-being of children, just to name a few major benefits. But they also offer measurable advantages when it comes to advancing businesses themselves and the business sector as a whole.
October 14, 2016

Three Ways Sustainable Investors Can Source Factor Returns

Smart beta and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integration have both gathered strong momentum, with significant asset growth in strategies using each discipline. Multifactor smart beta strategies, with their longer-term focus and factor diversification, provide a natural platform for the integration of ESG.