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As a leader and influencer in gender equality, you work hard every day to advance leadership opportunities for women’s empowerment. Please join us as we delve into the exciting new landscape of gender-lens investing, how it’s making such a positive impact in the corporate, non-profit and investment arenas – and what that means for you, both professionally and personally.
BNY Mellon’s Return on Equality research, conducted in partnership with the UN Foundation with research support from McKinsey & Company, shows that investing in companies that advance gender equality in their workplaces, as well as through their products and services, has a direct impact on the bottom line. Gender equality is a precursor for growth – $300 billion worth, in fact, according to the research.
As part of our Women, Wealth and Wisdom series, BNY Mellon’s Heidi DuBois, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Investing, shares new data and insights on gender-lens investing in:
• Gender-diverse companies
• Women-owned/women-led enterprises
• Companies whose products and services help advance gender equality
A panel discussion follows.
Learn how best to direct your investment dollars in ways that support the issues you and others around the world care most about – and see your return on equality grow alongside your financial returns.
About Heidi DuBois
Heidi DuBois is Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Social Investing, reporting to the Head of Global Citizenship and Sustainability. In this key enterprise-wide role, Heidi is responsible for sustaining and expanding BNY Mellon’s leading reputation in CSR by advancing a deep understanding of the quickly evolving CSR field (encompassing social finance) and building and strengthening firm performance and reputation. She serves as our organization’s lead subject matter expert and primary liaison with key business, industry, government and civil society leaders at the global, national, regional and local levels.
Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Heidi was Vice President, Global Sustainability, at PepsiCo, responsible for driving the company’s sustainability agenda, engaging leadership teams to deliver on sustainability goals and coordinating with external-facing functions to promote the company’s sustainability vision and progress to external stakeholders. Previously, she was Senior Counsel in PepsiCo’s Law Department, where she supported the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors and PepsiCo’s Chief Human Rights Officer, and managed the company’s shareholder engagement program. Before joining PepsiCo, Heidi was Vice President and Senior Counsel at Assurant, Inc., a Fortune 300 insurance company. She started her career at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York.
Heidi holds a BA from Harvard College and a JD from Columbia University. She is a member of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Leaders Forum, a past member of the Consumer Goods Forum’s Social Steering Group and past president of the New York Chapter of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals.
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