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Differences make the difference – the economic case for gender equality

June 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

KvinnoKapital is pleased to invite you to an exciting lunch presentation on the topic of

Differences make the difference

by Stephanie Kelly, Head Research Institute and Abigail Watt, Investment Director, at Aberdeen Standard Investments

Why attend?

Based on their paper, Disentangling the drivers of labour force participation by sex, Stephanie and Abigail will dig deeper into the Diversity & inclusion agenda – in particular, gender equality in the work place.

We believe this is a vital topic for many reasons. This research has shown that gender equality isn’t just about doing the right thing. At the corporate level, it leads to more positive outcomes – to the benefit of businesses, staff and shareholders alike. In turn, this improves long-term economic growth.

But the D&I agenda is evolving and many questions remain. What will be the shape of future government policy? What will this mean for the economy? For companies? And, importantly, how will the outcomes affect your investments?

Stephanie and Abigail will seek to answer these questions and more at this session. We hope you can join us!


The event will take place on Zoom
Please register and we will send you the link shortly before the event

Abigail Watt (right) and Stephanie Kelly (left)

About your speakers

Stephanie Kelly, Deputy Head, Aberdeen Standard Investments Research Institute

Stephanie is Deputy Head of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Research Institute. She leads the politics, policy and ESG research stream for the Institute, specialising in US, European and UK political and policy analysis. Stephanie is responsible for the ASI political risk framework and scenario process, as well as the ASI Global ESG Index, Climate Policy Index and Gender Equality Index. She is also a regular commentator on the implications of political risk for investors in print media and television. Stephanie holds a BA(Hons) in Economics and Politics and an MSc in International Politics from Trinity College Dublin, with research experience from Sciences Po, Paris and the University of British Columbia. Stephanie joined Standard Life Investments in 2014.

Abigail Watt, Research Economist, Aberdeen Standard Investments Research Institute

Abigail is a research economist in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Research Institute (ASIRI) and is responsible for supporting research projects through empirical work, with expertise in time series econometrics in particular. Abigail also contributes to ASIRI’s indicator maintenance and development, helping to track macroeconomic and financial market developments by constructing summary indicators. Previously, Abigail interned with the global strategy team in Multi-Asset Solutions during the summer of 2015 investigating the forward looking information contained within option market pricing, considering the option implied market levels for various stock market indices. Abigail holds an MSc in Economics (Econometrics) with distinction from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland).




June 8, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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