Women’s Wealth 2030: parity, power and purpose
The 2020s are set to be transformational for women’s wealth but first, major challenges must be overcome.
Improving your financial confidence
Only two out of five women say they are confident making financial decisions, despite evidence showing that when women are deciding on investments, they often spend more time researching and finding information than men. That is why we have committed to increasing the financial confidence of women. Using our financial confidence tool, you can check your current confidence level. With personalised content recommendations you can then build up more confidence to move closer to reaching your goals.
43% of the global high net worth population are women
Own your wealth
Our research found that more than 80% of women globally are highly involved in their short-term finances, such as daily expenses, budgeting and cash flow. Surprisingly, however, almost 60% of women do not engage in the most important aspects of their financial well-being: investing, insurance, retirement and other long-term planning. Why do so many women focus on the present but ignore the future?
I am responsible for paying all the bills, shopping and handling bank accounts while my spouse is responsible for major things like investing in the stock market.
Demystifying sustainable investing
The majority of women want to invest in organizations that promote social well-being and we want to support them. We expect that sustainable investing will become a crucial way in which women will be able to achieve a greater social impact, with female investors set to invest USD 2.3 trillion* in improving social good by 2021.
88% of women want to invest in organizations that promote social wellbeing.
Support gender equality
We are committed to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG) to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The World Economic Forum research shows that it will take up to 108 years to close the general gender gap compared to 100 years in last year's report.** One way we can support this change is through gender-lens wealth: mobilizing private wealth toward gender equality.
How does it work? People invest to grow their money in companies that treat and represent their female staff equally. Organizations that support women and girls. And female-led businesses with diverse teams. There's also evidence that companies operating in this way are well placed to succeed. What if you could help empower women when you invest?
Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
The price and value of investments and income derived from them can go down as well as up. You may not get back the amount originally invested.