The Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) tracks the financial performance of public companies committed to disclosing their efforts to support gender equality through policy development, representation and transparency.
GEI was launched in 2018 as a sector neutral ESG reference index following the success of the Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index (BFGEI), launched two years earlier. The 2022 GEI represented 418 global companies across 45 countries and regions.
EDGE Certification is one of the criteria included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.
Equileap is the leading organisation providing data and insights on gender equality in the corporate sector. The company researches and ranks 4,000 public companies around the world using a unique and comprehensive Gender Equality Scorecard™ with 19 criteria and 27 metrics, including the gender balance of the workforce, senior management and board of directors, as well as the pay gap, parental leave, and sexual harassment.
EDGE Certification is an approved gender audit for the Equileap Gender Equality Scorecard™ criteria by which companies are scored.
This Gender Lens Initiative for Switzerland (GLIS) is a working group initiated by Sustainable Finance Geneva that supports the SDG5 in Switzerland through research, public-private partnerships and product development.
EDGE Certified Foundation contributes to supporting the content and visibility of the working group in achieving it’s goals.
Our Founder, Aniela Unguresan, is a member of the International Gender Champions network.
International Gender Champions is a leadership network that brings together female & male decision-makers determined to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence.
Champions represent leaders in their organizations, sign the IGC Panel Parity Pledge and make ongoing commitments to advance gender equality in their work.
OMFIF (Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum) is an independent forum for central banking, economic policy and public investment — a neutral platform for best practice in worldwide public-private sector exchanges.
OMFIF manages an annual Gender Balance Index, which tracks gender representation in senior positions at central banks, sovereign funds and public pension funds, and also collects information on the maturity of gender equitable policies and practices addressing recruitment and promotion and organizational culture topics.
EDGE Certification contributes to the survey assessment scope of the annual Global Balance Index.
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) were the first global indices to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. The DJSI, jointly created by S&P Dow Jones Indices and SAM, combines the experience of an established index provider with the expertise of a specialist in sustainable investing to select the most sustainable companies from 61 industry sectors.
The EDGE Certified Foundation methodology powers many of the questions in the annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) that forms the foundation for the DJSI. Specific EDGE questions appear in the following sections of the CSA:
- Corporate Governance
- Labor Practice Indicators
- Talent Attraction and Retention
- Occupational Health and Safety
S&P Global acquired the ESG Ratings Business from RobecoSAM in early 2020, which includes the widely followed CSA – an annual evaluation of companies’ sustainability practices.