Gender Equality

Brands Push for Gender Equality on International Women’s Day


Achieving gender equality has been a hot topic of global conversation recently. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set a target to achieve gender equality by 2030 and leading CEOs are becoming vocal proponents for the issue.

Advancing Gender Equality One Step at a Time


Barclays employs many passionate people who, both in and out of work, are committed to advancing gender equality. James Bingham is one of them.

Empowering Women is Key to Business Success

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Each year on March 8, companies, governments, institutions, and civil society come together to celebrate International Women’s Day and reaffirm commitments to advancing women’s empowerment. And while we’ve made significant progress in women’s economic empowerment, gaps still remain—for example, the CEOs of 21 of the largest global companies are women, but women still represent less than 5 percent of CEOs at S&P 500 companies.

Greater Reporting Needed on Equality to Close the Gender Gap


To coincide with International Women's Day on 8 March, GRI calls on organizations to help close the gender gap by increasing their reporting on gender equality.

“Although it feels like great strides have been made on gender equality on things like pay and women in leadership positions, the reality is that there is still a long way to go,” explains Alyson Slater, Director, Knowledge Unit, GRI. “For example, just 5.2% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women, and the World Economic Forum predicts that, at the current rate, it will take until 2133 to achieve gender parity.”

Evolving to Gender Balanced Leadership: Let’s Make 2016 the Year We Let Our Voices be Heard – Loudly.

by Elba Pareja-Gallagher

Recently, I led two panels at a symposium in Chicago on gender equality on boards and in the C-suite. The event approached the problem and solution through the lens of the investor and social impact organizations – and our power to compel change.

Mars Supports UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Mars is taking action on 17 initiatives that could transform the world
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At the United Nations, 193 world leaders have committed to 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to end hunger, fight poverty and injustice, and combat climate change.

On this extraordinary day for our planet, Mars is proud to support the Global Goals and we will continue to demonstrate our commitment to achieving them through our operations. 

Unleashing the Greatest Period of Economic Growth with Gender Equality

by Kelly Eisenhardt

Ten years of research on gender diversity suggests that providing more opportunities for women increases a company’s market performance and unleashes untapped economic value. Aligning global gender equality initiatives with private sector goals has the potential to advance the position of women in business. 

TUNE-IN: Public, Private, Social Sector Leaders Explore “Closing the Gap in Gender Equality”

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STAR India Launches 'Chal Kar Pehel' Campaign for Gender Equality


STAR Plus, the flagship channel of the STAR India television network owned by 21st Century Fox, recently launched Chal Kar Pehel, a national campaign raising awareness for women's rights issues and advocating for gender equality.


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