Gender Equality

Promote companies accelerating equal opportunity and pay for all genders

By investing in this Impact Area, you are supporting companies advancing gender equality, equal pay, and empowerment for women and girls, while tilting away from companies that are failing to. Think equal pay and opportunity for all women and more diverse perspectives represented. 

Why It Matters

  • Median earnings for women are still only 81% of that for men in 2020 due to unequal opportunities
  • Women only hold 25% of the five critical C-suite positions (up from 23% in 2018)
  • In a recent Stanford Business School study, stock prices rose after companies revealed better gender diversity announcements (notably as an industry leader)

We evaluate companies based on:

✔   Supporting promotions for women in top roles

✔   Working to close the gender pay gap

✔   Promoting a strong brand to attract and retain female customers

✔   Introducing policies contributing to inclusive work environments

✔   Strengthening anti-sexual harassment policies

We use the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (BGEI) which tracks the financial performance of public companies that are most committed to gender equity.

Sample Companies


The Proctor & Gamble Company
creating a better world through gender equality

Intel Corporation
achieving gender equality across workforce


Bank of America Corporation
pledging commitment to gender equality


Mastercard Incorporated
committed to empowering women across the world

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