Liontrust GF SF European Corporate Bond Impact Report Q2 2020 - Page 14



Governance: female representation on board
This analysis shows, on average, there are 3.9
females on the board for companies in the fund
compared to 4.5 for the market it is invested in
(which is half a woman less).
In terms of what proportion of the board are female, the fund has 31%
female on the board compared to the market with 33%. However the Fund
seems to be more consistent in its diversity with 53.8% of the fund having
at least 30% female Director representation which compare favourably
to the market average 48.6, the also has zero exposure to companies
with 0% female representation on the board. We are engaging with
companies to Increase corporate diversity (which includes better female
representation) is one of our six 2020 priority engagement initiatives.
Number of women on board
% of women on board
6.0
50%
5.0
4.0
4.5
40%
3.9
33.0%
30.9%
30%
3.0
20%
2.0
10%
1.0
0
0%
Liontrust GF Sustainable Future
Benchmark: iBoxx Euro
Liontrust GF Sustainable Future
Benchmark: iBoxx Euro
European Corporate Bond Fund
Corporates all maturities
European Corporate Bond Fund
Corporates all maturities
Female Rep. 30% of Directors (%)
Data coverage – Governance: board diversity
54%
% weight
number of
companies
53%
52%
GF SF EU Corporate Bond fund
87%
97%
51%
Benchmark: iBoxx Euro Corporates all maturities
96%
95%
50%
49%
48%
47%
46%
Liontrust GF Sustainable Future
Benchmark: iBoxx Euro
European Corporate Bond Fund
Corporates all maturities
14 - Liontrust GF Sustainable Future European Corporate Bond Fund
Source: MSCI Analytics and Liontrust as at 31 July 2020

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