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Christina Milhomem

Christina Milhomem

Vice President, MSCI Research

Before joining MSCI ESG Research, Christina Milhomem had more than seven years of legal and compliance experience in the asset-management industry in Brazil, the U.K. and Switzerland. She holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo, a master’s degree in law from King’s College London and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. Christina is also the Toronto co-chapter head of MSCI’s Women Leadership Forum.

Research and Insights

Articles by Christina Milhomem

    Women on Boards and Beyond

    Podcast | Mar 8, 2024 | Linda-Eling Lee, Christina Milhomem, Gabriela de la Serna

    We have been reporting on board’s gender diversity since 2009, and while progress has undoubtedly been made, the road ahead is still long. Linda-Eling Lee from MSCI’s Sustainability Institute tells us why we started compiling this report in the first place, and how it has managed to remain relevant in 2024. Then, our colleague Christina Milhomem tells us what the numbers say- what has or hasn’t changed, which regulations are coming our way- and why investors should think of diversity as an indicator of management oversight.

    Going Where the Talent Is

    5 mins read Blog | Mar 7, 2024 | Christina Milhomem

    Having the right mix of skills, experience and perspectives at the top could make the difference between companies getting ahead or falling behind. In our analysis of diversity across boards, c-suites and executive teams, “diverse leadership” has begun to emerge. 

    Has DEI Worked for Women?

    5 mins read Blog | Feb 28, 2022 | Christina Milhomem

    Have Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs worked for women? While these can help establish frameworks and goals, it’s less clear whether they actually have improved diversity.

    Women on Boards: Progress Report 2021

    Research Report | Feb 28, 2022 | Christina Milhomem

    MSCI’s Women on Boards report takes an annual look at progress on gender diversity on corporate boards since 2009.

    Why we are still talking about women on boards

    Podcast | Feb 24, 2022 | Michael Disabato, Christina Milhomem

    Despite agreement on the value of gender diversity for companies, progress on that front has not been as rapid as it should be. We review the real-world impact of MSCI’s latest Women on Boards report findings, and what it may take to accelerate the pace.

    Nasdaq’s New Board Diversity Rules: What’s the Impact?

    5 mins read Blog | Feb 1, 2022 | Christina Milhomem, Harlan Tufford

    The Nasdaq stock exchange’s new diversity rules will impose board-diversity disclosure requirements on Nasdaq-listed companies. These new rules may nudge companies to improve the diversity of the boards or risk facing investor pressure.

    Race & Ethnicity Disclosure: US Companies’ Rocky Start

    5 mins read Blog | May 19, 2021 | Christina Milhomem

    Violence against the Black and Asian American communities in the U.S. has put racial injustice in the global spotlight. But the lack of standardization in reported data on race and ethnicity has greatly hindered comparability.

    Women on Boards: The Hidden Environmental Connection?

    5 mins read Blog | Mar 8, 2021 | Christina Milhomem

    With social inequality gaining prominence ahead of the 2021 proxy season, investors and other stakeholders are increasingly vocal about the need for greater diversity in corporate boardrooms. How successful have boards been globally?

    Women on Boards: 2020 Progress Report

    Research Report | Nov 30, 2020 | Christina Milhomem

    MSCI ESG Research has reported annually on the state of women’s representation on corporate boards since 2009. In 2020, we saw a noticeable slowdown in the rate of increase for female representation on boards, up only 0.6 percentage points.