Last week, we hosted a webinar on gender lens investing featuring CCM team members Alyssa Greenspan, CEO and president, and Shonali Pal, junior portfolio manager, along with Dr. Ruth Shaber, founder and president of Tara Health Foundation.
One of the webinar topics was on the Diverse Investing Collective, an initiative incubated at Tara Health to have 33% of assets managed by women/diverse managers by 2033. Despite the business case to bring more diversity to investment tables, women and people of color have largely been excluded from these decision-making circles. The Collective is different in that it looks to have women and people of color at investment firms managing more money, which is seen as a true measure of change.
CCM team members discussed gender and diversity in the asset management industry and how we look to help further the Collective’s work in having more women managing money. We are proud to share that 53% of the firm’s investment team are women and continuously look to increase the number of women managing assets. They also shared details on how gender lens can be integrated into a bond portfolio at CCM, providing case studies of impact investments benefiting women and girls.
In recognition of gender lens investing and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CCM is donating to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Poverty, less education, and a lack of health insurance are associated with lower breast cancer survival rates. NBCF was founded to fill in the gaps of cancer care, ensuring every woman has the access and information she needs to get through every step of her breast cancer journey.