Below is an excerpt from ISS ESG’s thought leadership paper “Gender Diversity Linked to Success.“ The full paper is available for download from the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) online library.
Countries with female leadership appear to have navigated the COVID-19 crisis more successfully than those with a less diverse leadership structure. Not only did they more effectively combat the pandemic, but they also maintained more stable societies than some other countries without female leadership. Are there parallels in the corporate world? Do companies with a higher gender diversity also perform better than corporates with homogeneous structures?
Julia Bewerunge, ESG Specialist, Client Success, ISS ESG
Casey Lea, Executive Director, ISS EVA