How to Invest in Gender Diversity

The Morningstar Women's Empowerment Index tracks companies scoring well on gender diversity and equal pay. Does that also lead to financial returns? 

Dan Lefkovitz 9 March, 2021 | 9:33AM
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As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, working women continue to suffer. Recessions typically hit men hardest because they are overrepresented in economically sensitive areas, such as manufacturing. But the societal lockdowns and school closures designed to prevent coronavirus transmission have taken a heavier toll on women.

According to the International Labour Organisation: “Women are disproportionately employed in critically affected sectors such as service, hospitality, tourism and are also impacted by the shifting of economic activity into the domestic sphere, where they carry the majority of increasing levels of unpaid care work.”

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Dan Lefkovitz

Dan Lefkovitz  is strategist for Morningstar’s Indexes group