While the situation has improved from five years ago, progress is very slow and the biggest laggards on gender diversity are some of Asia's biggest economies, a newly-released report by OMFIF shows.
An update to the Canadian pension fund's proxy voting guidelines on gender diversity in corporate boardrooms will affect emerging markets, including Asia.
The asset management industry continues to be male-dominated. Senior executives from Aware Super and State Street Global Advisors discuss how advocacy can move the needle.
Regular contact with companies is key to increasing female representation on boards, say asset managers.
Institutions in Australia and Japan are making good progress on achieving targets for gender parity, but there is still work to do in the region, including in Hong Kong.