ION Partners with Pax World to Promote Gender Equality on Corporate Boards
FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The InterOrganization Network (ION) has entered into a strategic partnership with Pax World Management LLC. ION President Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane has been appointed to the Pax Women's Advisory Council and Pax World President and CEO Joe Keefe has joined ION's Advisory Council.
"The smartest companies in the world, in our view, are those that empower and advance women, and we want to invest in those companies."
"ION reaches more than 10,000 women across the U.S. I'm confident we can provide benefits to these women by working with Pax World to promote gender equality and to increase the number of accomplished women in the corporate boardroom," said ION President Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane.
The partnership seeks to promote gender equality as an investment concept through networking events, educational seminars and articles. ION recently enhanced outreach with several gender diversity initiatives, including a comment letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and quarterly newsletter. Pax World continues to promote gender equality through its family of mutual funds, including the Pax World Global Women's Equality Fund (PXWEX).
"At Pax World, we see gender equality as an investment concept," said Pax World President and CEO Joe Keefe. "The smartest companies in the world, in our view, are those that empower and advance women, and we want to invest in those companies."
The InterOrganization Network (www.IONwomen.org) is a national nonprofit organization representing more than 10,000 women dedicated to increasing representation of women on for-profit boards and in executive suites. ION creates a national voice for its 14 regional member organizations to influence, build awareness and expand opportunities and connections. ION's founding sponsor is KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm and U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG International's member firms have 137,000 professionals, including more than 7,600 partners in 144 countries.
About Pax World Management LLC
Pax World Management LLC, the investment adviser to Pax World Funds, is a recognized leader in Sustainable Investing, the full integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment analysis and decision making. Pax World launched the financial industry's first socially responsible mutual fund in 1971. Today, Pax World offers a range of investment products including a family of no-load mutual funds, multi-manager asset allocation funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and separately managed accounts for institutional investors. For more information, visit www.paxworld.com.
Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, 561-395-4581
Mar Junge, 408-730-8506
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