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Women in Business Leadership Boost ESG Performance

December 10, 2018

Existing Body of Evidence Makes Compelling Case

This paper explores the existing body of research linking a higher proportion of women in business leadership — including on boards of directors and in senior management — to better overall company performance. The authors conducted a comprehensive literature review to uncover substantial evidence connecting increased gender diversity at the top with enhanced environmental, social, and governance standards. They identified equally strong evidence connecting better ESG with stronger corporate performance, building a comprehensive business case for the value of women’s participation on boards and in C-suites.

By Alexandre Di Miceli and Angela Donaggio, foreword by Paul Lee. 

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Webinar: Women in Business Leadership – A Boost to ESG and the Triple Bottom Line, February 2019