How to Find Gender Equality Mutual Funds and ETFs

GENDER EQUALITY investors got an early holiday present this week: a new free fund screening toolenabling them to evaluate the gender equality of their mutual funds and ETFs.

The tool, created by As You Sow, a nonprofit promoting environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building and innovative legal strategies, in collaboration with Equipleap, a gender equality data and insight provider in Amsterdam and London, enables investors to view and compare the gender equality score of the 5,000 most commonly-held U.S. mutual funds and ETFs in U.S. 401(k) plans. It's the fifth socially responsible screening tool As You Sow has created, joining screens for fossil-free funds, weapons-free funds, deforestation-free funds and tobacco-free funds.