Ostrum AM takes a stand for gender equality in the workplace

Ostrum AM has long been committed to gender equality and now joins a group of 66 investors representing more than € 4 trillion in assets under management in an investor statement to companies on this issue.

A group of investors, led by Mirova, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers devoted to SRI management, has issued a statement calling on companies to enhance their commitment to gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community where they do business, and to take decisive and concrete steps to promote this aim. This statement was co-signed by a group of 66 investors including Ostrum AM and has received the support of UN Women and the UN Global Compact, and is also part of the broader Women's Empowerment Principles (WEP).

Ostrum AM is fully aware that gender equality is a prerequisite for sustainable development, and in this respect the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Program for 2030 and this new commitment are fully in line with the company’s CSR policy, and mark a further demonstration of its efforts to promote gender diversity in the company and its business lines. As such, 67% of the Ostrum AM Executive Committee is made up of women, while more than 40% of our management teams are made up of women. We are proud of these two figures, which truly stand out from the average in the asset management industry!

 

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