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Inequality Is a Bigger Problem Than Climate Change: Q&A

  • Calvert’s Streur says focused on diversity, inclusivity
  • Investor urging companies to build in diversity policies
Commuters exit the Bowling Green subway station near the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. 
Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Companies are getting better at recruiting diverse employees, but there are still a lot of opportunities for them to tackle growing inequality, according to John Streur, CEO of Eaton Vance Corp.’s responsible investing unit Calvert Research and Management.

While almost all S&P 100 companies show some evidence of internal diversity initiatives and offer family-friendly benefits like a flexible work environment, only 25% provide a breakdown of their employees’ gender and race, according to a review earlier this year by the firm.