June 1, 2017
By: Barry Critchley
Gender diversity will be front and centre at the annual conference of the Responsible Investment Association, an organization that touts that “the integration of environmental, social and governance factors into the selection and management of investments can provide superior risk adjusted returns and positive societal impact.”
The delegates for the Vancouver conference, which takes place Thursday and Friday, will be armed with results from a poll of more than a thousand investors, which indicate equity owners are ahead of corporations when it comes to their belief in the value of gender diversity.
The online survey – which has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points – showed that 82 per cent of investors believe that “women should be better represented on corporate boards in Canada.”
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