Opinion: 10 reasons gender diversity can make you money (and you don’t need to be a feminist to profit)

One of the fundamental components of Responsible Investing, particular those strategies with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, is diversity. While some may continue to struggle with diversity from a wholly moral perspective, one need not feel an ethical obligation toward diversity to see economic benefits from a financial perspective.

One doesn’t need to be a feminist to embrace gender diversity at a corporate or investment level, merely a capitalist, as there is a growing body of evidence that proves diversity is good for returns. Indeed, it is increasingly rare to see an element of economic performance that cannot be enhanced by gender diversity.

For those that may remain skeptical about gender-lens investing, here are 10 ways that women boost the bottom line.

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