The business case for investing in gender, equity and inclusion has never been stronger. The human development, economic and business gains from gender equality are substantial. The human development, economic and business gains from gender equality are substantial. Greater gender equality in a country is associated with better education and health, higher per capita income, faster and more inclusive growth, and greater international competitiveness.
Companies with gender equity within executive leadership show greater return on investment and total return on sales, increased return on equity, and higher share price, particularly in volatile markets. Companies with one or more women on the board have higher environmental, social, and governance performance. Truly inclusive companies attract and retain top talent and win the business and loyalty of discerning consumers. Companies with diverse managers launch more new products, score higher on innovation, have higher productivity and perform tasks with more collective intelligence. Women represent an $18T market share, more than twice the GDP of China and India combined. The case for investing in gender and equity, and Haas is prepared and positioned to lead.