HomeRI ResourceMSCIWomen on Boards: The Hidden Environmental Connection?
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  • As of Feb. 18, 2021, 19% of constituents of the MSCI ACWI Index achieved “sustained board diversity,” meaning their boards included at least three women directors for at least three years.
  • One-third of these companies were overall MSCI ESG Ratings leaders, twice the percentage of companies that lacked sustained diversity on their boards.
  • The stronger ESG profiles of companies with sustained board diversity had better environmental practices. In all sectors, these firms had stronger records of reducing carbon emissions than peers lacking sustained board diversity. 
CATEGORIES: Environmental Social Asset Classes: Equity Investment Style: ESG