The FTSE Women on Boards Leadership Index Series is designed to integrate leadership in gender diversity into a broad market benchmark. These indexes increase exposure to companies based on the strength of their diversity leadership at the board level and how well they manage wider impacts on society. This is achieved by the use of a tilt (or stock weight adjustment) to integrate gender diversity and social impact.
The FTSE Women on Boards Leadership Indexes can be used to assist in the integration of gender diversity and social impact into a diversified investment strategy. These indexes also provide a strong basis for corporate engagement by highlighting those companies that demonstrate leadership in these two areas. Thus, the FTSE Women on Boards Leadership Index Series contributes to the gender diversity movement to promote awareness and improve inclusive environments at all levels.
Index rules should be read in conjunction with supportingFTSE Russell noticesThese notices advise of advance changes in index methodology, which may not be reflected in index rules until the change effective date. The notices may also communicate revisions in index treatment in the period up to a rule change.