Gender Diversity as a Profitable Corporate Strategy

Thursday March 23, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
NYSSA Conference Center
Available as: Live Session;
Categories: Sustainable Investing

Program Overview

This is a part of Diversity and Inclusion Series to honor the women's history month and is also a kickoff event of Investors First Campaign 2017 at NYSSA

Research by the Peterson Institute for International Economics suggests that diversity of gender in a company’s workforce can actually boost profitability. Some of the possible reasons for this could be that successful companies may search for talent across a wider spectrum of people, or that they actively seek to diversify the skill sets and relationships of their employees. In this conference, our speakers will discuss their experiences with gender diversity in their work places, and how they believe this has benefitted the performance of their companies.

Marcus Noland, Tyler Moran, and Barbara Kotschwar, “Is Gender Diversity Profitable? Evidence from a Global Survey”, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Working Pager 16-3, February, 2016.

Features, Benefits, Values and Objectives

Attendees will understand the benefit of having workplace diversity for their top and bottom line, including:

  1. The evolution of diversity and inclusion at the workplace

  2. Understanding the effects of diversity on business

  3. Investment opportunities in diversity


6:00-6:10PM Welcoming Remarks

6:10-6:35PM Keynote and Q&A

6:35-6:45PM Panel Introduction

6:45-7-35PM Panel Discussion and Q&A

7:35-7:40PM Closing Remarks

7:40-8:00PM Networking Reception

Who Should Attend

Portfolio managers and research analysts employed at asset management firms, investment banks, hedge funds, mutual funds, and insurance companies, as well as pension plan sponsors; professionals working at potential participants on the issuance side, including corporations and private equity firms; and service providers such as attorneys, consultants and corporate HR.

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Sustainable Investing

Program Details

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Members $35
Nonmembers $75

NYSSA Conference Center
1540 Broadway, Suite 1010
45th Street Entrance

Jennifer Bender, Ph.D., Senior Managing Director, State Street Global Advisors, Director of Research, Global Equity Beta Solutions

Kate Starr, CFA
Hank Boerner
Peter Roselle, CFP, CPM
Andrew King, CFA
Kenneth Lassner, CFA

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