PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – May 22, 2017 – Pax Ellevate, a pioneer in the field of gender lens investing, today released a new video, “Invest Like a Feminist,” illustrating how individuals can make a positive impact for women around the world by putting their money to work and investing with their values.
Pax Ellevate is a partnership between Pax World Management and Ellevate Asset Management, whose principal, Sallie Krawcheck, is one of the most powerful advocates for women in the financial services industry. Pax Ellevate manages the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund (PXWEX), the first mutual fund to invest in the highest-rated companies in the world for advancing women’s leadership.
Research shows that where women are better represented on corporate boards and in senior management, companies perform better.
“Investing in women is not only the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do,” said Krawcheck, Chair of Pax Ellevate. “In my experience, I’ve seen just how much gender diversity in the C-suite matters. I’ve also seen that committed individuals can absolutely make change happen. If everyone invested like a feminist, we could make tremendous strides toward closing the gender gap and addressing inequality in the workplace.”
“Gender equality is one of the great human rights issues of our time,” said Joe Keefe, CEO of Pax Ellevate and Pax World Management and a leading advocate for gender equality. “In recent months we’ve seen heightened awareness of this issue – from the Women’s Marches to Equal Pay Day. Through ‘Invest Like a Feminist,’ we’ve tried to outline some simple steps people can take to make their money part of the solution in ending discrimination against women.”
“Invest Like a Feminist” was created by the following team:
Client: Pax Ellevate Management
Agency: RF|Binder Partners
Chief Creative Officer: David Weinstock
Creative Director: David Weinstock
Copy Writer: Gail Barlow
Project Manager: Lizz Collins
Production Company: Blacklist
Director: Matt Smithson
Music: Eastward Music
Pax Ellevate Management LLC
Pax Ellevate Management LLC, investment adviser to the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund, was founded on the belief that gender equality is critical to business success. The Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund is the first mutual fund that invests in the highest-rated companies in the world when it comes to advancing women’s leadership.
Pax World Management LLC
Pax World Management LLC, investment adviser to Pax World Funds and creator of the Pax Global Women’s Leadership Index, is a pioneer in the field of sustainable investing. Pax World integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) research into its investment process to better manage risk and deliver competitive long-term investment performance. Across all of its funds, Pax World withholds support from all-male corporate board slates, and working with other institutional investors, actively engages with companies to embrace gender diversity on their boards and advance women in the workplace. For over 45 years, Pax World has made it possible for investors to align their investments with their values and have a positive social and environmental impact. Today, its platform of sustainable investing solutions includes a family of mutual funds, as well as separately managed accounts.
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