NAOS Asset Management

NAOS recently attended the Impact Investing Conference in Denver, Colorado. A range of topics were discussed however we found the panel discussion on gender equality particularly interesting. The panel, four highly experienced and qualified female investment professionals, shared their thoughts on what they believe gender equality means to the investment community. To provide some context, the United Nations has listed 17 sustainable development goals to transform our world. Goal number 5 on their list is to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. The principles behind gender equality include inclusiveness, non-discrimination & gender balance. We highlight this to illustrate the importance being placed on this issue at a global level. In sharing their views on what gender equality means for corporate America, the consensus was that it should be promoted where it leads to optimal outcomes including diversity of thought or superior financial returns for example rather than supporting gender equality for the sake of ‘being equal’. Key facts in relation to financial markets; (VIEW LINK) by Rob Miller NAOS PM


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