Q&A with Impax Gender Analytics Team
In this Q&A, Kelly Baldoni interviewed two of our gender lens investing experts, Heather Smith and David Loehwing to discuss the process of creating the Impax Gender Score and to share their insights on the growing opportunity for gender lens investors.
Making equality mainstream
What we hope to see as US federal agencies execute the National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality
A robust and growing body of research indicates that companies with more gender diverse leadership have:
- Greater Innovation
- Increased Productivity
- Higher Employee Satisfaction
- Higher Employee Retention
Gender Lens Investing Innovator
A history of investing in women, advancing pay equity and promoting gender diversity in corporate leadership.
2020“Five Things AGILE companies Can Do to Advance Gender Equality” published
2017“Investment Case for Gender Equality” published
2016Began engaging with companies on gender pay equity
Filed a petition with SEC, urging the agency to require public companies to disclose gender and racial pay ratios annually
2014Built the first index of the highest-rated companies in the world for advancing gender-diverse leadership
Introduced the first mutual fund that invests in the highest-rated companies in the world for advancing gender-diverse leadership
2011Launched “Say NO to All-Male Boards” campaign
Became a founding member of the Thirty Percent Coalition
2010“Gender Equality as an Investment Concept” published
Began engaging with companies on board diversity
Become signatory to Women’s Empowerment Principles3
2007Began offering the first mutual fund in the United States focused on investing in companies that advance women1
Impax Global Women’s Leadership Index
The first index of its kind, consisting of the highest-rated companies in the world for advancing women on boards and in executive management
To construct the index, the Impax Gender Analytics team rates companies on multiple criteria of gender leadership. Only the highest-rated companies make it into the index. These 400+ companies are, in our view, the best companies in the world when it comes to advancing gender diversity.
Gender diversify your portfolio by investing in women
Impax Ellevate Global Women’s Leadership Fund
Investing in companies that invest in women.