Gender Equality

Women and Sustainable Investing: Driving Assets and Benefitting From a Gender-Lens Approach

84 percent of women expressed interest in sustainable investing
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by Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF and US SIF Foundation

Women are Increasingly Driving Asset Growth

Gender Equality is Not Just a Women’s Issue

by Laura Amaya, Clare Schroder, Sandra Medrano and Alexandra Geertz
Blog

In the pursuit of achieving gender equality, the focus has often been on women: how to remove barriers for the inclusion of women, how to empower women, how to ensure that women gain access to health, economic, educational, and other opportunities. Since inequities are often created by unequal power dynamics between men and women, efforts that shift these dynamics, encourage behavior change, and engage men and boys as allies, are central to making progress on Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.

More Than 600 Representatives From Business, Government and Civil Society Call for Gender Equality at the United Nations

Press Release

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., March 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The United Nations Global Compact, United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP) and UN Women convened over 600 representatives from business, Government and civil society this week to discuss business action to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Nestlé Accelerates Efforts to Increase the Number of Women in Senior Executive Positions by 2022

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Nestlé today laid out an action plan to increase the number of women in senior executive positions globally. This underscores Nestlé’s commitment to providing equal opportunities for everyone at the company.

More Than 80 Stock Exchanges to Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

UN Global Compact calls on stock exchanges to take concrete actions to empower women in business
Press Release

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., March 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative together with partners today rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange in support of gender equality.

How Exxon Taught Me That Shareholders Can Change the World

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by Gabe Rissman Co-Founder and President, YourStake.org 

I rose to the podium, looked Exxon then-CEO Rex Tillerson in the eye, and spoke. “Why does Exxon fund climate-denying organizations, when you publicly support a carbon tax?” Tillerson deflected the question at the time: “we would never impinge on ALEC’s free speech.” D’oh. Two years later, in July 2018, Exxon ceased funding ALEC, the climate change denying organization I highlighted.

How Impact Investing Can Change Our Relationship With Money

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by Yuliya Tarasava, Co-Founder and COO, CNote 

While difficult at the moment, the many conversations with my friends about money inspired me to explore a different path. Conversation after conversation, I started to chip away at what felt wrong about money, and we would talk about their “wish list” when it comes to finance. What came up again and again was the desire to feel smart about money decisions – “whatever I do should be easy to understand, available to all, convenient to do, and make me feel good and empowered.”

The Future of Gender Equality in the Workplace

By Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg L.P.
Blog

Last week, I sat on a panel with Bank of America Vice Chairman Anne Finucane and Goldman Sachs Managing Director Dina Powell to discuss the state of gender equality in the workplace at Bloomberg’s annual ‘The Year Ahead Davos’. Our conversation focused on the financial imperative for representation across organizations – from the trading floor to the boardroom – and the key trends driving the evolution of equality. Following our productive discussion, I came away with four major factors catalyzing this change:

Business Leaders on the Value of the Bloomberg GEI

By Kiersten Barnet, Manager, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
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This month, Bloomberg released the 2019 Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which includes 230 companies across industries that are committed to transparency in gender reporting and promoting equality. In my role as the head of the Index, I have had the opportunity to connect with business leaders from many of these organizations and gain a stronger insight into why companies report gender data and the value in participating.

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