Gender Research

May 1, 2017

Morgan Stanley – “Women Employees Boost the Bottom Line for Tech Firms”

Morgan Stanley, May 2017 Morgan Stanley looked at the performance of 108 tech firms over five years, and found that those with greater gender diversity returned […]
April 28, 2017

SSRN – “Gender Diverse Portfolios as New Asset Class”

Ming-Tsung Lin and Ser-Huang Poon, SSRN, April 2017 Gender-diverse portfolios, based on U.S. funds and indexes based on board and/or senior management diversity, have higher scores […]
January 31, 2017

BNY Mellon and United Nations Foundation – “Return on Equality: Investment opportunities that help close the global gender gap”

BNY Mellon and United Nations Foundation, 2017 Closing gender gaps boosts economic growth and can create significant opportunities for investors. Narrowing the global gender gap and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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

Study
“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

Study
“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 […]
November 24, 2015

Study
“Women on Boards: Global Trends in Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards”

MSCI, November 2015 This report concluded that companies with strong female leadership generated a return on equity (ROE) of 10.1 percent per year versus 7.4 percent […]