International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women and supports a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination, and asks to collectively work toward greater women’s equality moving forward. This year’s campaign theme — #BreaktheBias — spotlights the individual and collective biases against women that fuel gender inequality. We also witnessed the United Nations claim this year’s International Women’s day as “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”.
At CCM, we are committed to the advancement of gender equity in our workplace, communities, and through our investments. Here are ways in which CCM helps to #BreakTheBias and support #genderequality:
- CCM considers gender in its investment process by focusing on securities benefiting women and girls, primarily those that are low- to moderate-income, including women-owned businesses, educational programs, health-related services, and affordable homeownership. More information on our impact theme, Gender Lens, is available here.
- CCM facilitates gender diversity in employee hiring, training, and promotion. With the asset management industry reporting one of the lowest levels of representation among women, we are proud to report that 45% of CCM’s team are women (as of 12/31/21).
- CCM’s impact institute looks to provide thought leadership and educational pieces on a variety of topics, many of which touch upon gender equity. Our latest perspective, A Closer Look at Gender and Affordable Rental Housing, is one example.
We look forward to continuing to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women throughout #WomensHistoryMonth including our own women employees who you can read more about in our 2022 Women of CCM report.