Diversity Advantage

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

Engaged Shareholders

By engaging with companies, we help them become better poised to take advantage of the business benefits associated with gender diverse leadership, which, in turn, helps them become better investments.

1,200Between January 2010 and June 2018, Pax World Funds voted against more than 1,200 board slates due to insufficient gender diversity
255During the most recent proxy season, Pax World Funds voted against directors at 255 due to insufficient gender diversity
156In 2018, we signed onto a letter sent to 156 U.S. companies with no women or only one woman on the board to determine what steps they are taking to diversify
1818 companies have made public commitments to pay equity at our urging
1010 companies have disclosed the results of their pay equity assessments and have committed to closing pay gaps at our urging

Invest for Impact and Performance

Be sure to catch Jenifer Cannon during the virtual #WAS2020 on 8/5. She’s part of the panel about charitable giving and impact investing. https://bit.ly/3gjdPoQ @investmentnews

Gender Lens Investing Innovator

A history of investing in women, advancing pay equity and promoting gender diversity in corporate leadership.

  • 2019
    Second gender-lens offering seeded (Global Women’s Select Strategy)
  • 2018
    “Investment Case for Gender Equality” published
  • 2017
    Filed a petition for rulemaking with the SEC urging the agency to require public companies to disclose gender pay ratios on an annual basis
  • 2016
    Began engaging with companies on gender pay equity
  • 2014
    Built 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
  • 2011
    Launched “Say NO to All-Male Boards” campaign
    Co-founded the Thirty Percent Coalition
  • 2010
    “Gender Equality as an Investment Concept” published
  • 2007
    Began offering the first mutual fund in the United States focused on investing in companies that advance women

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