Boards with more women do better

Companies with more women directors generate a 36% higher return on equity, as reported by The Financial Times.

According to a new report by MSCI, the US-based financial index provider, firms with three or more female directors, or a female CEO and another female director, had a 10.1% return on equity, a measure of the profits a company is garnering for shareholders.

return on equity, a measure of the profits a company is garnering for shareholders.

“All the research ever done, on every region, shows a positive correlation between women on boards and financial returns and it is no surprise that the same is true when there are more women in leadership teams,” Helena Morrissey, chief executive of Newton Investment Management, told the newspaper.