Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The gender gap: Canadians want to put their money in companies that pay equally - YAHOO

Originally published: June 12, 2017
Publisher: Yahoo.com

Ask a Canadian analyst — or Canadian investors — what they think about valuing women and men equally in the corporate world, and both groups will tell you there's a real benefit to it.

One analyst who supplies high-level institutional investors with advice collected evidence that shows having women on boards pays off with higher stock price gains — as much as 50 per cent higher, on average.

Women on boards may understand the end customer better or bring different leadership styles and perspectives to an organization, says CIBC equity strategist Ian de Verteuil of his findings.