Swiss Re included as member of the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
Swiss Re is rewarded for its commitment to and transparency on gender equality.
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The Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) consists of over 230 firms in 36 countries that have demonstrated a commitment to and disclosure on gender equality in the workplace. As investors increasingly focus on companies' take on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, the GEI index provides greater transparency in this space and helps investors assess companies' ESG approaches. For Swiss Re, being included in the GEI underscores the company's strong commitment to gender related topics and represents an opportunity to potentially attract new ESG focused investors.
Swiss Re was included in the GEI after providing extensive input on policies and practices we've introduced and goals we've set in relation to gender equality. The data analysed includes internal statistics, employee policies, external community support, engagement and gender-conscious product offerings.
Research shows that gender-equality policies and practices can positively impact a company's decision-making, ability to attract and retain talent and financial performance. The results of the GEI assessment will help demonstrate Swiss Re's commitment to gender equality and highlight Swiss Re's diverse and inclusive work environment.