Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Canadian investors want to see gender pay equity and women in leadership roles - BUSINESS VANCOUVER

by Kirthana Sasitharan 
Originally published: June 1, 2017
Publisher: BIV.com 

The majority of Canadian investors want pay equity among men and women in the workplace, according to a new study from the Responsible Investment Association (RIA).
The report, which was commissioned by OceanRock Investments Inc., indicates many Canadian investors feel women need to be treated better in the workplace and more women are needed in leadership roles.

“These findings demonstrate clearly that Canadian investors will no longer tolerate gender pay discrimination and want more gender diversity on corporate boards,” said OceanRock CEO Fred Pinto.

The report goes into further detail underlining the specific elements of gender equity investors want to see addressed. Eighty two per cent of those surveyed believe women should be better represented on corporate boards in Canada, while 92% said women and men should receive equal pay for equal work.”