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Empowering Women in the Workplace

Japan’s government has set goals for increasing women’s participation and promotion in the business world, a policy that research shows could have substantial benefits for Japanese firms and the overall economy. Women are a historically underutilized resource in Japan; their greater participation and advancement in the workforce could have substantial benefits for the Japanese economy and long-term portfolio returns. The Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) aims to overweight companies whose gender-diversity initiatives and track record are above average for their respective sectors as measured by recruitment, retention and promotion among top companies in the MSCI Japan IMI.