The FTSE Women on Boards Leadership Index Series is designed to integrate considerations of gender diversity into a broad market benchmark. These indexes increase exposure to companies based on their level of diversity at the board level and social policies. This is achieved as constituent weightings (or stock weight adjustment) are based on the proportion of female board members relative to the industry average and a company's social policies.
The FTSE Women on Boards Leadership Indexes can be used to assist in the integration of gender diversity and social considerations 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.
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.