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GRI Embarks Upon New Phase of Partnership With Swedish Government

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The new joint program, which includes a partnership with the Danish Institute for Human Rights, will stimulate responsible business to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.​

Impact Measurement Impacting Lives: How Female Coffee Farmers in Kenya Are Improving Yields and Incomes With Data

by Vava Angwenyi, Founder & Chief Coffaholic Vava Coffee; Co-founder & Director Gente Del Futuro
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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.

Expert Interview with Mark Oven, Energy Sector Development Expert

Ensuring that energy supplies are resilient, promote development, advance U.S. security and interests, and increase gender equity
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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.

How to Address Gender Equality Through Reporting?

Use these GRI Standards to get started
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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.

Over 60 Stock Exchanges Around the World to Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

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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.

GRI Newsletter: International Women's Day Edition

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On International Women’s Day, GRI wants to highlight how transparency can help organizations work towards gender equality. We feature several examples of how the GRI Standards and GRI’s services help companies better understand their impacts on gender. We are also proudly presenting the first crowdfunded translation of the GRI Standards, for reporters in French-speaking regions.

Transparency as a Force for Gender Equality

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On Women's Day 2018, GRI's Deputy Chief Executive Teresa Fogelberg speaks about how the empowerment of women and girls is the cornerstone of sustainable development and achieving our Global Goals.

30 Years Later: Women Business Owners Continue Fight for Equality

NAWBO puts a spotlight on the 30-year anniversary of The Women’s Business Ownership Act, H.R. 5050
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Closing the Gender Gap in Women’s Access to Financial Products and Services Could Unlock $330 Billion in Annual Global Revenue

A new report from BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation reveals that increasing women’s access to financial products and services could expand the market for financial service providers and promote gender equality
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NEW YORK, March 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Closing the gender gap in women’s access to financial products and services could unlock $330 billion in global annual revenue, according to a new report released today from BNY Mellon and the United Nations Foundation. Increased market opportunities for financial services firms, along with greater financial inclusion and empowerment for women, are additional key outputs from narrowing this gap.

Empowering Women in the Workplace: Female Employees Fast Tracked From Line Workers to Supervisors

Bangladeshi garment company DBL Group supporting career progression of its female employees through accelerated leadership training programme
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By Mashook Mujib Chowdhury, Deputy Manager, Sustainability, at DBL Group

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