Catching Our Eye | April 19

‘Catching Our Eye’ is a monthly collection of curated content from Invest for Better. This collection was featured in our April 19, 2023 e-newsletter.


JSTOR, a digital platform for academic resources covering over 75 disciplines, celebrates Women’s History Month with a great listing of articles. This month-long observance recognizes the contributions of women around the world—and throughout history.

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) is featured in Rebecca Sherratt “The Big ESG proposals of 2023” – “The 2023 proxy season is now underway, with both companies and investors alike gearing up for a busy few months full of meetings and voting. Here are six types of shareholder proposals that are set to make waves in the coming season.”

Sallie Krawcheck of Ellevest recently wrote a piece that revisited the impact of “Lean In” (Sheryl Sandberg’s book on women and the workplace) as it celebrated its 10-year anniversary in early March. You can also read NYT’s article looking at the book’s impact at 5 years.

The Fortune 500 entered 2023 with 53 women CEOs (10.6%) (article). This is a new record and hopefully a stepping stone on the long road to gender parity in corporate leadership. This represents a marked improvement over the 2010 and 2000 women CEO levels of 3% and 0.4%, respectively.

Pensions & Investment’s ESG Investing Conference is taking place April 11-12, 2023 in Chicago, IL. From the website: “Despite the recent backlash from some questioning the risk-return outcomes of environmental, social, and governance investing, advances in data and research have proven it is not a fad”.

Global Strategy Group study found that despite the anti-ESG rhetoric capturing headlines, the vast majority of Americans want companies to speak out on social and political issues. Read the report.

Hamdi Ulukaya is featured in TIME Magazine article “Capitalism and Humanitarianism Can Coexist. Chobani’s CEO Is Trying to Prove It“.

ShePlace is hosting a social & book party for “It’s a Good Day to Change the World: Inspiration and Advice for a Feminist Future” on March 22, 2023 in Park City, Utah. Based on interviews from the award-winning podcast and radio show Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller (and Hadley Dynak), this beautiful and energizing book is an essential guide for action, featuring 30 groundbreaking activists, artists, entrepreneurs, and visionaries.

Bloomberg showcased new data detailing that companies have created more than 100,000 green jobs across wind and solar energy, EV manufacturing, and other sectors since the Inflation Reduction Act became law.

Ms. Foundation is celebrating 50 years of progress and power at the Women of Vision Awards on May 16, 2023. Held at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City, this year’s event will honor game-changing leaders and explore the past, present, and future of feminist movements — all while raising funds for the organization’s strategic, equity-centered initiatives.

Parallelle Finance was featured in a recent Investment News article, “Transparent gender data paves way for reaping gender-driven results”. They launched their gender lens scorecard in March that equips investors with metrics for the performance of women-centered investing.

Following the October 2021 introduction of the National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality by The White HouseU.S. Department of State unveiled the Strategy on Global Women’s Economic Security in January. This is the first-ever interagency strategy to advance the ability of women and girls globally to “fully, meaningfully, and equally contribute to, and benefit from, economic growth and global prosperity.”