Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund Invest in Women

Why Investing in Women Matters Spring 2017 Newsletter

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News and Ideas

More than a century for the gender pay gap to close? That’s outrageous.

We believe the business world needs to do better – that’s why we engage with companies to persuade them to take proactive steps toward pay equity.

Want to make your voice heard? Join us (@PaxEllevate) for a Twitter chat on pay equity from 1pm – 2pm ET, April 4, 2017. How do we achieve it? What actionable steps can we take? Join our Equal Pay Day conversation using the hashtag #PayEquity.

Studies That Matter

The Business Case for Gender Equality

More equal gender balance in the places where corporate decisions are made—the boardroom and the executive suite—is associated with better financial outcomes.

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UBS House View on Gender Lens Wealth

A new white paper from UBS addresses how we can mobilize private wealth to advance gender equality worldwide.

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Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards

Deloitte reports that diversity is top-of-mind for C-suite executives and corporate board members thanks to shifting demographics in the U.S.

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How Stock Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality

Stock markets have a role to play in helping investors tap into the opportunity associated with gender diversity.

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Top Reports on Women & Girls

Kudos to Jacki Zehner for collecting 400 reports supporting gender lens giving and investing.

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Pax Ellevate CEO Joe Keefe Honored

Pictured with Pax Ellevate's Managing Director Kathleen McQuiggan, Joe Keefe was recently honored by the NH Bar Association with the Philip S. Hollman Equality Award for his gender equality leadership.

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Company Spotlight: American Water Works Company, Inc.

American Water Works Co., Inc. provides water and wastewater utility services to residential, commercial, industrial, public, and other customers.

  • Women comprise more than half of the company's board of directors.
  • Forty-two percent of the company's executive officers are women, including CEO Susan N. Story and CFO Linda G. Sullivan.
  • American Water Works incorporated diversity hiring goals into its strategic business plan. The company targets a diverse candidate pool for key jobs and requires that at least one such candidate be included when hiring for 65 percent of director-level and above positions.

As of 2/28/17 American Water Works Co. was 1.8% of the Pax Ellevate Global Women's Index Fund. Holdings are subject to change.

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