Corporations that encourage gender equality through official policies may provide better returns and less risk for investors.
By Kristen Beckman|October 16, 2020 at 08:15 AM
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Gender Lens Investing (GLI) was introduced about a decade ago based on the idea that investing in corporations that put an emphasis on closing the gender gap provided better financial returns and a lower risk profile for investors. GLI represented about $3.4 billion in assets as of 2019, compared with $100 million in 2014, according to an estimate by Veris Wealth Partners.
Initially focused primarily on investing in companies that had women in leadership positions, GLI has become a favorite tool of impact investors who are interested in the positive long-term effects of their investments.
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