The problem
Despite an increase in global attention and effort, the gap in pay and career opportunity between men and women remains significant. Women make on average 65-70% of what men make, and women make up only 30-35% of managerial positions. Corporations can lead in moving toward gender equity in many ways, including through public commitments to achieve gender pay and career equity (and public disclosures of progress), non-discrimination and other internal policies, formal programs and benefits offered to women (such as mentorship programs), creating a respectful and transparent work culture, and engaging with supply chain partners on gender equity
How companies are rated
Ethos is using 225,218 unique data points since 2017 to rate companies, stocks and funds on equal pay and opportunity, including from these metrics:
Financial performance
r =
Company ratings 1-yr return
Top 10 for equal pay and opportunity
Top 50 for equal pay and opportunity
S&P 500 Index
Bottom 50 for equal pay and opportunity
Bottom 10 for equal pay and opportunity
Equal pay and opportunity has a slight positive correlation (
) with financial returns, meaning companies that perform better in this impact area tend to perform slightly better financially
Data partners and sources
What this formula is about
Equal pay
equal opportunity
pay gap
gender pay gap
UN Sustainable Development Goal 5