Since Its 2018 Edition, Our Gender-Equality Index Is Sector Neutral, Welcoming Participation from Companies in All Industries

May 30, 2018 1:35 PM ET
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In May 2016, we launched the Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index (BFGEI), a first-of-its-kind reference index measuring the gender equality performance of global financial services companies. The index recognizes member firms’ commitment to disclosure and best-in-class policies and practices, providing investors with valuable data on internal company statistics, employee policies, gender-conscious product offerings and external community engagement.

In response to demand from investors, companies and other stakeholders, we launched the sector-neutral Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) in January 2018. The Bloomberg GEI recognizes firms from communications, consumer staples, energy, financials, materials and technology, among other sectors, and brings a new level of clarity and awareness to social and governance information in the gender equality space. Membership includes more than 100 firms headquartered in 24 countries and regions.

Bloomberg will continue to refresh and rebalance the BFGEI in addition to the Bloomberg GEI on an annual basis.

Learn more about the Bloomberg GEI. If your company is interested in submitting a survey for the 2019 index consideration, please contact the Bloomberg GEI team a GEI@bloomberg.net.

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