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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 […]
December 15, 2015

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“ESG and Financial Performance: Aggregated Evidence From More Than 2,000 Empirical Studies”

Gunnar Friede, Timo Busch & Alexander Bassen, Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment 5:4, October 2015 This study, which combined the findings of about 2200 individual […]
November 24, 2015

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“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 […]
October 13, 2015

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“Higher Sustainability Ratings Can Mean Lower Risk”

Jon Hale, Morningstar, October 13, 2015 Morningstar’s research shows that large-cap U.S. funds with high Morningstar Sustainability Ratings have lower risk.