Center for Women & Wealth

Supporting women as they create and manage wealth

Cultivating a community of women

The Center for Women and Wealth® (CW&W) is committed to engaging and supporting women as they create and manage wealth. We provide women with investment, planning and philanthropic resources derived from decades of experience through work with our Private Banking clients. The CW&W aims to cultivate a community, in person and online, where women can share experiences with each other and give advice to new generations of female leaders.

Women & Wealth Magazine Summer Issue 2021

This issue of Women & Wealth Magazine focuses on sustainability – both personal and global. We speak with the co-founders of Sakara Life about building a successful plant-based meal delivery business, explore how to build and maintain personal resilience, share insights on engaging the next generation in philanthropy and take a look at the sustainable clothing industry.

Our Latest Insights


A Look at Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Benefits of Investing Time/Sources into Sustainability and Social Responsibility

  • Businesses who commit to sustainability and social responsibility could see 13% productivity increase, 50% reduction in turnover
  • Companies with higher representation of women in the C-suite deliver 34% greater returns to shareholders
  • Companies with higher-than-average gender diversity and employee engagement have 46% -56% stronger financial performances
  • Companies with above-average total diversity were found to score 19% higher in innovation revenues, 9% higher on EBIT margins
  • Achieving sustainable development goals in four domains (food and agriculture, cities, energy and materials, health and well-being) is estimated to create $12T of new market opportunities by 2030 with profits as high as $17T due to savings from reductions in carbon emissions and other resource consumption

Demand for Sustainability and Social Responsibility

  • 77% of Americans prefer purchasing brands that prioritize climate change efforts
  • Among American consumers:
    • 87% are willing to buy a product or service due to a company's advocacy concerning a social matter
    • 76% would decline to do business with a company if it held views and supported issues that conflicted with their beliefs
    • 63% seek out businesses that take the lead on social and environmental change
  • 86% of U.S. women state they would not work for a firm that had a poor reputation for sustainability and social responsibility

Trends in Sustainability and Social Responsibility

  • Assets professionally managed under sustainable investing through ESG rose 25% from 2014 to 2019 to almost $23T
  • 47% of consumers, 61% of executives consider making the world a better place an important responsibility for large companies
  • 74% of business executives are willing to increase corporate giving going forward

Past Issues of Women & Wealth Magazine

Partnerships

New America: Better Life Lab

The Better Life Lab, an initiative from the think tank and civic enterprise New America, is a leader in the national conversation surrounding the evolution of gender roles and norms, family policy and how we work and live. They are policy entrepreneurs finding outside-the-box solutions to public problems and using research, data and reporting to inform their work and tell the stories that motivate, edify and engender change.

Women’s Philanthropy Institute

The Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) is part of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. WPI increases understanding of women’s philanthropy through rigorous research and education, interpreting and sharing these insights broadly to improve philanthropy.

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