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August 31, 2017

Investor Activism and Board Diversity

A new paper from the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC) and Institutional Shareholder Services examines how shareholder activism affects board composition and refreshment.
August 15, 2017

Another Link Between Good Governance and Board Diversity

Julie Gorte discusses another good link between good governance and board diversity.
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 […]
May 10, 2016

Investing as a Social Change Strategy

As a male financial executive, I'’m well aware that I may not fit the mold of a typical feminist.1 So why have I made gender equality a core tenet of my professional life?
January 1, 2016

Gender Equality as an Investment Concept

“The best clue to a nation’s growth and development potential is the status and role of women.” — David S. Landes, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations
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 […]
September 19, 2015

Study
“Women in Business: The Value of Diversity”

Francesca Lagerberg, Grant Thornton, September 19, 2015 Companies in the US, UK and India with all male executive teams are sacrificing $655 billion on profits foregone. […]
May 25, 2015

Study
“Board Gender Diversity, Innovation and Firm Performance”

Jie Chen, Woon Sau Leung and Kevin P Evans, May 25, 2015 This study found that firms with more gender-diverse boards achieve greater innovative success.
November 24, 2014

Study
“Diversity Matters”

Vivian Hunt, Dennis Layton and Sara Price, McKinsey, November 24, 2014 McKinsey’s analysis found a statistically significant relationship between a more diverse leadership and better financial […]
November 5, 2014

Study
“Women on Boards and Firm Financial Performance: A Meta-Analysis”

Corinne Post and Kris Byron, Academy of Management Journal, accepted November 5, 2014 A recent meta-analysis, which looked quantitatively at the results from 140 studies, found […]