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Including women in management linked to corporate earnings stability

Nordic companies with gender-diverse leadership tend to deliver more stable earnings than their peers, Nordea concludes in an analysis. But how does the female-male balance of Nordea's own executive management and board of directors compare to that of its Nordic peers?

A year ago, Lilja Björk Einarsdóttir (44) took on the position as CEO at Landsbankinn. The Icelandic bank differs from its peers since both the CEO and chair of the board of directors are women. | Photo: PR Landsbankinn.com

From 2004 to 2016, Nordic companies with more gender-diverse leadership than their peers delivered corporate earnings that were more stable, according to a new report from Nordea.

In its recently-published report "Diversity as a value driver" , Nordea examined the performance of 100 listed blue-chip companies from the equity indices OMXS30, OMXC20, OBX and OMXH25 over a 12-year time span.

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