Women’s World Banking President and CEO Mary Ellen Iskenderian visited the CNBC morning news and talk program Squawk Box to discuss a new report issued by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, “Behind Every Global Goal: Women Leading the World to 2030.” Mary Ellen is a member of the Commission.

According to Mary Ellen, “we have really good, evidence-based research that shows gender-diversity in leadership on the board and corporate level lead to better environmental, social and governance goals as financial performance.”

Critically, she adds, “where you’ve seen the most impact is particularly on companies where innovation is at the core of their strategy. It seems ironic to me that the tech sector—where women are so underrepresented—haven’t taken advantage of the boost that gender diversity can bring.” 

[Source: http://ww2.womensworldbanking.org]