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MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index
MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index
The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), which is part of the MSCI environmental, social and governance (ESG) indexes, aim to represent the performance of companies that are leading within their GICS®1 sector groups in terms of promoting and maintaining gender diversity, while also meeting certain quality criteria.
Companies that promote and maintain higher levels of gender diversity among their workforce may be better positioned to withstand talent shortages and generate more sustainable performance with reduced risk. To support institutional investors seeking exposure to companies that are promoting and maintaining gender diversity among their workforce, MSCI has developed the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)2.
- The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index looks at the top 500 Japanese companies by market capitalization
- The index is constructed using the MSCI Japan IMI Top 500 Index
- MSCI ESG Controversy Scores are used in the index construction process, with an aim to exclude companies implicated in serious labor rights or human rights controversies, or any companies involved in very severe controversies as defined by MSCI ESG Research
- MSCI ESG Research now offers Japan Workforce Gender Diversity Data, allowing ESG manager authorized subscribers to access ESG diversity data based on the data used in the calculation of this index. Japan Workforce Gender Diversity Data Factsheet
The Japanese government has set out explicit goals to increase women’s participation and promotion in the business world. Institutional investors in Japan may have a vested interest in supporting this goal as companies that are encouraging women’s workforce participation are potentially more likely to withstand the challenges of a shrinking workforce.
For a list of the ten largest constituents, sector breakdown and more, view the latest index factsheet below
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- Investment product development: May be licensed for use as the basis for structured products and other index-linked investment vehicles, such as ETFs and ETNs.
MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index - FOOTNOTES
1 The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) was developed by and is the exclusive property of MSCI and Standard & Poor’s. “Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS)” is a service mark of MSCI and Standard & Poor’s.
2 Methodology Page.