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.
Engaging for greater gender equality among Asian companies
Rising investor and regulator pressure on companies is encouraging, but the region’s pipeline of women in leadership must be developed
Engaging for better employee health and wellness
Why Impax is urging US companies in its Global Women’s Leadership Strategy to review and publicly disclose their policies
Gender Diversity Advantage
Companies that promote gender diversity and equity in their policies and practices often experience improved performance and other benefits, highlighted in the graphic below:
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
A sizeable amount of research supports the business case for gender diversity and equity.
Sources: Lessons from the Pandemic: Board Diversity and Performance. Board Ready, 2021. Credit Suisse Research, CS Gender 3000 in 2021: Broadening the diversity discussion. Julie Gorte, Ph.D., “The Business Case of Diversity: 2022 Update,” Impax Asset Management, November 4, 2022.
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.
You can be part of the solution by investing in companies that advance gender diversity and equity. Find out how.
Impax Ellevate Global Women’s Leadership Fund
A systematic, global large cap strategy that seeks to invest in companies that advance gender diversity and equity