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December 31, 2016

MSCI – “The Tipping Point: Women on Boards and Financial Performance”

Meggin Thwing Eastman, Damion Rallis and Gaia Mazzucchelli, MSCI, December 2016 A 2016 MSCI study found that companies around the globe with at least three women […]
December 31, 2016

Barclay’s – “Sustainable investing and bond returns: Research study into the impact of ESG on credit portfolio performance “

Barclays, 2016 This study examines the impact of using ESG attributes in fixed income investment and concludes that ESG need not be an “equity-only” strategy. Using […]
December 18, 2016

Bank of America Merrill Lynch – “ESG: Good companies can make good stocks”

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, December 18, 2016 ESG may be too costly for investors to ignore, reports Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  Companies with higher […]
September 30, 2016

Credit Suisse – “The CS Gender 3000: The Reward for Change”

Credit Suisse, September 2016 A 2016 Credit Suisse study found that companies with higher percentages of women in senior management outperformed companies with lower percentages over […]
June 30, 2016

Breckinridge Capital Advisors & MIT – “Evaluating the Relationship Between ESG and Corporate Fixed Income”

Breckinridge Capital Advisors and MIT Sloan School of Management, Spring 2016 ESG scores were found to be positively correlated with several measures of financial health, including […]
May 30, 2016

Morgan Stanley – “Putting Gender Diversity to Work: Better Fundamentals, Less Volatility”

Morgan Stanley, May 2016 The study found that companies with higher gender diversity delivered slightly higher ROE, had lower accruals and lower ROE volatility compared with […]
April 30, 2016

TIAA – “Responsible Investing: Delivering competitive performance”

Amy O’Brien, Lei Liao and Jim Campagna, TIAA. April 2016 TIAA tracked the performance of five widely-known SRI* indexes with track records of at least 10 […]
April 28, 2016

Sodexo – “Gender-Balanced Teams Linked to Better Business Performance: A Sodexo Study”

Sodexo, 2016 A 2016 Sodexo study examined the performance of 100 global companies and 50,000 managers in 80 countries and found that companies with 40-60 percent […]
March 28, 2016

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“Gender Diversity in Senior Positions and Firm Performance: Evidence from Europe”

International Monetary Fund, March 2016 A review of a unique dataset of over 2 million European companies found that companies with more women in senior leadership […]
February 28, 2016

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“Is Gender Diversity Profitable? Evidence from a Global Survey”

Marcus Noland, Tyler Moran, and Barbara Kotschwar, Peterson Institute, February 2016  A 2016 Peterson Institute survey of 21,980 firms from 91 countries suggests that the presence […]