At Calvert we recognize that equality and diversity are as important to you as they are to us. That’s why, in June 2004, in partnership with the United National Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), Calvert launched the Calvert Women’s Principles®: the First Global Code of Corporate Conduct focused exclusively on empowering, advancing, and investing in women worldwide. And today, the Calvert Women’s Principles form the foundation of two key initiatives that are impacting women around the world.
As the leading asset manager using sustainability to drive shareholder value, everything we do at Calvert Investments is rooted in our goal of identifying those companies who are focused on long-term, sustainable growth and value. At Calvert, including women within the investment framework is an integral part of our success. Being the best at serving women includes:
- Helping financial advisors better meet the needs of their female clients;
- Including gender diversity as a critical ingredient of corporate valuation;
- Using our shareholder voice to push companies to think differently about women;
- Providing global thought leadership on investment topics that matter to women.
Please explore the links on this page to better understand Calvert's commitment to women.
NEW March 2013: Diversity Report
Calvert Women's Principles®
Investment education and choice:
Because one size rarely fits all, Calvert gives women multiple approaches to Sustainable and Responsible Investing (SRI). Review the differences among our Signature, Solution and SAGE investment strategies— each with a different emphasis on how a company’s Environmental, Social and Governance impacts are addressed.
Shareholder advocacy and public policy:
As an active SRI investor, Calvert seeks to engage the companies we invest in on issues critical to the advancement of women. This means actively voting our proxies, bringing shareholder resolutions and dialoguing with corporate leaders. We are often one of the few investor voices engaging in policy debates on issues that affect women.
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