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Women and Millennials Drive Growth in Responsible Investing

How the Transfer of Weaith is Transforming Wall Street
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by Lynne Ford, Executive Vice President, Calvert Investments

Three important trends are already changing the asset management industry, and are poised to become even more important in the coming years. First, based on their spending and earning power, women now represent a growth market bigger than those of China and India combined. This reality was identified by Kate Sayre and Michael Silverstein of the Boston Consulting Group in their article “The Female Economy.”

Atlas Copco Turkey Speeds up Efforts on Gender Diversity

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Atlas Copco Group mainly targets to create a common understanding of how to attract, recruit, develop and retain female employees, and of the vital importance of diversity in management.

Recognizing the need to develop more female managers, the first high-level female mentorship program -Pleiades- was launched. Diversity in top management was the motivation behind creation of the Female Mentorship Program, a program that pairs high-potential women with male mentors in general manager positions, to help the mentees prepare for such positions.

Talkback Submission Call: “Corporate Governance and Business Ethics”

by John Howell
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At a recent CSR Investing Summit sponsored by S-Network Global Indexes, there was a strong focus on the “G” pillar of ESG—(environmental, social, and governance)—issues. Keynote Speaker Kevin Parker, CEO of Sustainable Insight Capital Management, said that his investment decision-making begins with governance. He looks for “good” governance by boards, management, and related stakeholders as the bottom line for what makes a “good” company. He and other speakers and panelists described ethics—fair practices—as key to defining “good” governance.

Making the Business Case: Women’s Economic Empowerment

CSR Asia launches new business resource as part of the CSR Asia/Oxfam Inclusive Business Series.
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This new resource from CSR Asia provides a comprehensive toolkit for organisations looking to improve their gender diversity performance. It provides an overview of legislation and policy across Asia Pacific as well as a summary of guidelines to help companies report performance and advice on designing strategic community investment programmes aimed at empowering women.

The Apple Interview

Latest from the GreenMoney Interview Series
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GreenMoney Interview Series: "The Apple Interview"

Featuring Jacky Haynes, Senior Director of Supplier Responsibility at Apple being interviewed by Bennett Freeman, former Senior VP for Sustainability Research and Policy at Calvert Investments

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Introduction by Bennett Freeman, who was the Senior Vice President for Sustainability Research and Policy at Calvert Investments for nine years from April 2006 through April 2015.

Women & Investing: Why Gender Diversity Matters to Investors

by Joseph F. Keefe, CEO, and Sallie L. Krawcheck, Chair, Pax Ellevate Management LLC
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by Joseph F. Keefe, CEO, and Sallie L. Krawcheck, Chair, Pax Ellevate Management LLC

The business case for gender diversity is now well documented. The research is compelling: when women are at the table – and better yet, in leadership positions – companies simply perform better.

How Analytics Helped Kimberly-Clark Solve its Diversity Problem

In just four years, the company dramatically increased the number of women in management. Here’s how.
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What do you do when most of your customers are women, but the majority of your top managers are men?

Kimberly-Clark (KMB) faced that exact dilemma in 2009. The parent company of Huggies, Kleenex, Kotex and Cottonelle had data showing that just 17% of its director-level-or-higher employees were women, while a whopping 85% of its consumers were female.

Gender Diversity Audit: What Tech Companies are Actually Doing to Fix the Problem

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The SAP write-up in this article talks up Gender Intelligence job posting efforts, LEAP program to target and accelerate the promotion of top female talent, SAP Women’s Business Network, WomenSpark program, partnership with the Anita Borg Institute and the Grace Hopper Conference, and recent events on SAP campus such as the GIRLsmart workshop. 

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The SAP write-up in this article talks up Gender Intelligence job posting efforts, LEAP program to target and accelerate the promotion of top female talent, SAP Women’s Business Network, WomenSpark program, partnership with the Anita Borg Institute and the Grace Hopper Conference, and recent events on SAP campus such as the GIRLsmart workshop. 

Video: Symantec’s VP of Corporate Responsibility Speaks on Gender Diversity at “Honoring Progress” Event

By Lora Phillips, Symantec's Senior Manager, Global Corporate Responsibility
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Last month, Symantec’s Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Cecily Joseph, spoke at a San Francisco event - "Honoring Progress: The 2013 Gender Equality Practices.” The event, attended by over 100 Bay Area professionals, focused on programs to increase workplace diversity and support the empowerment of women in the corporate world.

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