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Gender Lens Investing in Public Markets:
It's More Than Women at the Top

ABOUT THE ARTICLE

As gender lens investing celebrates its 10-year anniversary, many individuals, family offices, endowments, and foundations are arguing for "gender lens 2.0" – the evolution of investment strategies that consider more granular corporate features like pay equity reports, parental leave policies and management training programs.

Under the premise that serious efforts to advance gender equity require a more robust scorecard, this paper evaluates the relationship between performance and five dimensions of gender equity: Women in Leadership, Access to Benefits, Pay Equity, Diverse Supply Chains, and Talent and Culture. By discussing the emerging evidence — while recognizing the challenges — we hope to answer questions investors may have about gender lens investing and its potential to accelerate change not only for women but for everyone.

 

PRIMARY AUTHOR

Julia Enyart

Julia Enyart

Officer, Sustainable and Impact Investing, Glenmede

Julia Enyart is an Officer on the Sustainable and Impact Investing team for The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. and Glenmede Investment Management LP (GIM). Her team is responsible for the development of new sustainable and impact investment capabilities, the creation of innovative thought leadership, and deepening of relationships with clients and industry partners. Prior to joining Glenmede, Ms. Enyart served as an Investment Associate for the impact advisory firm Palladium Group, led the impact venture fund Wharton Impact Investing Partners, and spent four years as an international development consultant.

 

CONTRIBUTORS

Jacob Adamcik
 

Jacob Adamcik

Quantitative Research Analyst, Glenmede Investment Management

Suzanne Biegel
 

Suzanne Biegel

Co-founder, GenderSmart Investing Summit

Natasha Lamb
 

Natasha Lamb

Managing Partner and Co-founder, Arjuna Capital

Laura LaRosa
 

Laura LaRosa

Executive Director of Client Development, Glenmede

Patience Marime-Ball
 

Patience Marime-Ball

Founder and CEO, Women of the World Endowment

Mindy Posoff
 

Mindy Posoff

Managing Director, Golden Seeds

About Glenmede

An independent and privately held investment and wealth management firm, Glenmede was founded in 1956 to manage the charitable assets of the Pew family—seven individual trusts which serve as the primary funding source for the non-profit entity The Pew Charitable Trusts. Today Glenmede provides highly customized investment, fiduciary and advisory services to high-net-worth individuals and families, endowments, foundations and institutional entities, representing $37 billion of assets under management as of 6/30/20. For further information, visit our website at glenmede.com.