Gradual progress towards gender equality - Robeco

This analysis by RobecoSAM reports on the slow rate of progress in gender equality.

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Gender diversity enhances corporate governance, talent attraction and human capital development which fosters superior value creation not only within companies, but also for stakeholders and society. Corporate policies promoting gender diversity are a reflection of a well-managed company that realizes the value of multiple perspectives in minimizing risk and driving long-term competitiveness. Token female appointments are not the goal, but rather effective leadership.

Gender diversity can only be achieved by promoting gender equality, not in terms of quotas or inaccurate measures of outcomes, but by addressing the social and cultural stereotypes that have limited women’s ability to maximize professional opportunities.

This report analysis data on company gender equality policies and practices.

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