Our latest work around environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices suggests that companies that show a greater focus on gender diversity are outperforming relative to their peers.
Savita Subramanian, Head of U.S. Equity and Quantitative Strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, and her team studied how women are driving change and how gender diversity could benefit both companies and investors in their "ESG: Women: the X-factor" report.
AN AUDIO CONVERSATION WITH CANDACE BROWNING & SAVITA SUBRAMANIAN
- Gender parity is becoming a bigger focus for corporations
- Gender diversity can help improve ROE and lower price/ earnings volatility
- A sea change in the investment landscape is driving allocations into responsibly-run companies
- ESG metrics can be strong indicators of future earnings risk
- ESG drivers and their effects on returns can vary by industry
- Asset managers are using ESG factors to inform investment decisions
READ OUR RESEARCH ON ESG
For a more in-depth look at the impact of women on the investment landscape and the role of gender diversity as it relates to ESG, read our report: ESG: Women: the X-factor.
1 Pew Research Center 2013
2 2013-2014 global research study by Andrea Turner Moffitt, Syliva Ann Hewlett and the Center for Talent Innovation
3 Strategic Insight SimFund, BofA Merrill Lynch US Equity & Quant Strategy