Nordea secures spot in Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for third consecutive year

Åsa Nilsson Billme
Åsa Nilsson Billme, head of diversity and inclusion.
19-01-17 8:00 | About Nordea | Sustainability

Nordea’s work to promote gender equality was rewarded for a third consecutive year with a a spot on the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). Companies that are included in the index score above a global threshold in terms of equality-related policies and statistics. This year’s index comprises 230 companies across 10 sectors around the world.

- It is very gratifying to see that the work we do is acknowledged by Bloomberg. Equality is something we work to improve every day at Nordea, said Åsa Nilsson Billme, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Nordea.

The Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, founded in 2016, is based on voluntary reporting. The index focuses on four areas: company policies, statistics, community engagement as well as on products and services. The data is accessible on the Bloomberg terminal and caters to increased investor demand for information in the areas of environmental, social and governance issues, the news company said.

- In the current environment, companies are under constant scrutiny. Stakeholders including employees, investors and regulators care more than ever about how a company treats its employees and whether its products and services are helping serve the needs of society, Kiersten Barnet, Manager of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, said.

Nordea’s work centered around equality and inclusion will this year continue to focus on the recruitment processes in terms of gender balance and equal opportunities, Åsa Nilsson Billme said.

- Working with equality and inclusion is a commitment since we see diversity as a great asset. This means that we have a broad scope and we also focus on LGBT+, ability variations, and cross-cultural perspectives, she said.

Find out more about Nordea’s work to promote diversity and inclusion here 

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