Thirteen Nareit members have been included in the 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which aims to bring transparency to gender-related practices and policies at publicly listed companies around the world.
In 2022, 418 companies representing a combined market capitalization of $16 trillion and headquartered in 45 countries and regions were included in the GEI.
The GEI framework scores companies across five key pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies, and pro-women brand. There are also expanded areas of information requested to support the broader goal of providing more robust ESG data to investors.
“The changing nature of work due to the pandemic has highlighted the importance of addressing gender equality issues in a rapidly-evolving global workforce,” said Peter Grauer, chairman of Bloomberg.
Nareit members named to the index include: Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT); Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS); Healthpeak Properties, Inc. (NYSE:PEAK); Kilroy Realty Corp. (NYSE: KRC); LXP Industrial Trust (NYSE:LXP); Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE: OHI); Regency Centers Corp. (Nasdaq: REG); SITE Centers (NYSE: SITC); STORE Capital Corp. (NYSE: STOR); Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR); W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC); Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL); and Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE: WY).