The streets of Paris turned green on Sunday, 8th April. 55,000 runners took part in the 42nd edition of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris. For the 6th year in a row, Schneider Electric is the proud sponsor of this race, making the event greener each time.
Women can be a force for change, for example, by helping drive more and better sustainability reporting. We explore some areas in which women are already making a difference.
During International Women’s Day 2017, UN Secretary General António Guterres pointed out that “Sustainable Development Goal 5 calls specifically for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, and this is central to the achievement of all the 17 SDGs.”
by Vava Angwenyi, Founder & Chief Coffaholic Vava Coffee; Co-founder & Director Gente Del Futuro
I write this reeling from the recent surge in market visibility for women coffee farmers in Kenya’s Rift Valley. These women have been working tirelessly to improve coffee quality, increase volumes to record highs and diversify their revenue streams to include freshly-roasted packaged coffee.
Ensuring that energy supplies are resilient, promote development, advance U.S. security and interests, and increase gender equity
Mark Oven’s life’s work has been dedicated to improving energy in developing countries. He has been at the forefront of energy project implementation since 1986. Mr. Oven has provided oversight and quality control on more than 20 major projects for various government agencies and development organizations, including the U.S. Agency for International Development, International Development Bank, and Millennium Challenge Corporation. His energy sector reform project work has included supporting industrial and commercial clients in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Eastern Europe.
The United Nations Sustainbale Development Goal number 5 aims to eradicate gender inequality by 2030. If the world is to achieve this, it is essential to eliminate the root causes of discrimination that can impede the advancement of women. Companies, whether large or small, are key actors in the struggle for gender equality. In their role as job creators, they can promote equal opportunities when it comes to issues like salary and parental leave. And, by disclosing their impacts, they can help make the good fight more transparent.
NEW YORK, March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In celebration of International Women’s Day, over 60 stock exchanges around the world are joining the United Nations Global Compact, Global Compact Local Networks and their partners to host bell ringing ceremonies in support of gender equality.