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Alpha Female Report

Now in its fifth year, Citywire’s Alpha Female report once again reveals the level of progress asset managers are making on getting women into portfolio management roles.

Source: Citywire

https://citywire.co.uk/alpha-fem…

Diversity
Equality

Continuity in a crisis: exploring reactions to the Covid-19 outbreak among providers of financial services for low-income women.

The impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the global economy will only become fully known in the coming months, as government responses to curtail the spread of the virus feed through into the global economy. However, based on past events related to health, the economy or the environment, we do know that low-income women are among those most adversely affected by economic shocks, whatever their cause.

Source: Women's World Banking

https://www.womensworldbanking.o…

Gender
Equality
Covid 19

Can COVID-19 spur gender balance in finance?

The World Economic Forum predicts that the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic may be worse for women than for men.

Source: WeAreTheCity

https://wearethecity.com/can-cov…

Banking and Finance
Gender
Equality
Covid 19

Half of businesses choose not to report 2019-2020 gender pay gap - Business in the Community

Half of businesses have not reported their gender pay gap this year according to a new analysis of data of gender pay gap reporting since 2017
Business in the Community warns the COVID-19 crisis could ‘set back women’s equality a generation’.

Source: Business in the Community

https://www.bitc.org.uk/news/hal…

Gender
Pay Gap
Covid 19

Coronavirus: “Some are more equal than others” – the diversity implications of coronavirus on employment practices

As the coronavirus pandemic has unfolded, it has become increasingly clear that its impact is not being felt in equal ways across society. This is both in terms of who is most at risk of the disease, but also who is more likely to feel a lasting financial and social impact as a result.

Source: Farrer & Co

https://www.farrer.co.uk/news-an…

Gender
Equality
Covid 19

Coronavirus UK: BAME women suffer harder financial hit

Study also shows that psychological consequences are worse than for white women

Source: The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/worl…

Gender
Equality
Covid 19
Race

How are mothers and fathers balancing work and family under lockdown? -

The COVID-19 crisis has caused drastic changes to most parents’ work lives and other responsibilities. Millions of adults have lost or are forecast to lose their jobs permanently; many more have stopped work temporarily. Others are newly working from home, while many key workers are experiencing additional pressures and risks in their work. For most parents, school and childcare closures have meant that children are at home, and requiring care, for at least an extra six hours a day.
Although an economic downturn may be inevitable, the effects of COVID-19 and the public health response on the economy as a whole and on specific groups are likely to look very different from those of the economic crises that we are used to. The complete shutdown of certain sectors and the huge increase in households’ care responsibilities are both completely new. And the impacts of these sectoral shutdowns and increases in family responsibilities are likely to look very different for mothers and fathers.

Source: How are mothers and fathers balancing work and family under lockdown?

https://www.ifs.org.uk/publicati…

Gender
Parenting
Equality
Covid 19

Building Resilience: How to Ensure Women Are Not Left Behind as a Result of Covid-19 - Women’s World Banking

Over 1 million women garment workers in Bangladesh have been sent home without pay as a Covid-related result of western retailers cancelling orders. It’s been estimated that 9.5 million women worldwide could miss out on vital family planning and reproductive healthcare services, and countries around the world are facing a sharp surge in reported domestic violence against women as a result of the lockdown. These are only a few examples of how this pandemic has uniquely devastating impacts on women in low- and middle-income countries, and highlights the substantial inequality they face.

Source: Women's World Banking

https://www.womensworldbanking.o…

Gender
Equality
Covid 19

Returning to work: interview tips, authentic support and what inclusion really looks like | The Lens

Ann Pickering Chief HR Officer at O2 and Ria Johal a diversity and inclusion consultant catch up with our host Oli Barrett MBE for our first episode of the season...

Source: The Lens

https://shows.acast.com/the-lens…

Gender
Inclusion
Return to Work

Diversity still matters

Inclusion and diversity are at risk during COVID-19--but are critical for business recovery, resilience, and reimagination.

Source: McKinsey & Company

https://www.mckinsey.com/feature…

Diversity
Gender
Health & Wellbeing

Women’s Work policy, pay, progress, and the penalties that remain

Public policy has shown its worth over the last half century, helping to narrow substantially the paid employment gap between men and women (from 38 percentage points at the start of the 1970s to an all-time low of 8 percentage points at the end of 2019). But it is clear that this policy approach needs modifying in order to deal with the many other
large gaps – in relation to job quality, pay and the distribution of unpaid work – that remain.

Source: Jon Franklin, Kathleen Henehan, Fahmida Rahman & Matt Whittaker

https://www.probonoeconomics.com…

G for gender? Where gender sits in the ESG discussion

LONG READ: From additive assets to human rights, gender equality is being affirmed as a pillar of sustainable development. However, the investment industry has been slow to harness its financial potential.

Source: Citywire

https://citywireselector.com/new…

Gender
Sustainability