GPIFGPIF expects that the selected ESG indices incentivize Japanese companies to improve their ESGevaluations and enhance enterprise values in the long term. If overseas investors focusing ESG with long-term horizon follow, the investment returns of Japanese equities are likely to improve. GPIF, as a universalowner (a large scale investor holding well diversified portfolio), and its pension beneficiaries areconsidered to reap most benefit by the optimization of investment value chain. Norihiro Takahashi, President, GPIF

...we find that banks with more gender diversity on their board perform better once the composition of these boards reaches a critical level of gender diversity, corresponding to a board female share of around 13-17 percent.

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