Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index


The 2017 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index (BFGEI) recognizes 52 firms that have made strong commitments to gender equality and is based on an evaluation of their gender statistics, employee policies, gender-conscious product offerings, as well as their external community support and engagement.

Highlights from this year’s index include:

  • 2017 BFGEI member firms have an average of 24.2% female representation on boards.
  • The percentage of female executives at 2017 BFGEI member firms increased by 25.2% between fiscal year 2014 and 2015.
  • 73% require a gender-diverse slate of candidates for management roles.
  • 83% offer or sponsor financial education programs for women in their communities.
  • Nine firms track repayment rates by gender.
  • 75% provide return to work programs for women.

2017 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index Member Firms

  • AIA Group
  • Allianz
  • American Express
  • Australia & New Zealand Banking
  • AXA
  • Banco Santander
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Bank of Queensland
  • Barclays
  • BB Seguridade Participacoes
  • BNP Paribas
  • CIBC
  • Citigroup
  • Daiwa Securities
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Fifth Third Bancorp
  • First Data
  • Franklin Resources
  • Grupo Financiero Banorte SAB de CV
  • Hang Seng Bank
  • The Hartford
  • HDFC Bank
  • ING Groep
  • Itau Unibanco Holding
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Malayan Banking
  • Mastercard
  • MetLife
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial
  • Mizuho Financial
  • Morgan Stanley
  • MS&AD Insurance
  • Nordea Bank
  • Old National Bancorp
  • Park National
  • PNC Financial Services
  • Prudential
  • QBE Insurance
  • RBC
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Standard Chartered
  • State Street
  • Swedbank
  • Toronto-Dominion Bank
  • Turkiye Garanti Bankasi
  • UBS
  • Visa
  • Voya Financial
  • Westpac Banking
  • Zurich Insurance

The following firms outside of the 2017 BFGEI universe criteria are recognized for their commitment to disclosure around gender equality by voluntarily submitting GEI survey data: Banco Popular, Clorox, L’Oreal

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