Investors shine a light on gender diversity as part of ESG push
Regular contact with companies is key to increasing female representation on boards, say asset managers.
Pressure from regulators and investors is putting the spotlight on what Asian companies are doing to improve their ESG credentials generally and board diversity in particular. “Rising ESG scrutiny and investors stepping up their efforts in corporate engagement have led to meaningful changes on issues ranging from fossil fuel divestment to gender equality at the board level,” said Edris Boey, head of ESG research at Maitri Asset Management, a multi-family office in Singapore. Inc…
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