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Digging Into the Data: Why Advancing Women is Good for Business

Intel's Director of Corporate Responsibility describes the value of the company's investments in gender inclusion
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By Suzanne Fallender, Director, Corporate Responsibility; Intel Corporation

Feminist Stakeholders, the Dakota Pipeline and ESG Investing

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by Rebecca Adamson, Native American economist, Founder and President, First Peoples Worldwide 

“The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline has implications beyond the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. It is a fight for everyone who wants clean air, clean water, and gender equality. As governments increasingly prove incapable or unwilling to protect these things, citizens are turning to the market and the market is responding.” 

REI Dedicates 2017 to Empowering Women

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Building on the momentum of International Women’s Day, companies recognized Equal Pay Day as a moment in time to call attention to the gender-pay gap – from providing 20 percent discounts to customers to donating up to $100,000 to fund wage ne

Scotiabank's Maria Theofilaktidis & Mike Henry Accept a Gender Equality 2017 Award

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Scotiabank's Maria Theofilaktidis & Mike Henry Accept a Gender Equality 2017 Award for advancing 1 of the 7 Women’s Empowerment Principles.

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Women Building Careers in Impact Investing

by Jenn Pryce, President and CEO, Calvert Foundation
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What do an artificial heart, the theater, and Gabon all have in common? From where you’re sitting, probably not much. For me, however, they are key facets of my life that have led me to a career in impact investing.

In Interview with Forbes, Lise Kingo Speaks to the Value of the New WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool

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In an interview with Bonnie Marcus at Forbes.com, UN Global Compact CEO and Executive Director Lise Kingo explains how the new Women's Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool can help global business leaders identify strengths, gaps and opportunities to improve gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace and within the markets and communities they serve.

3 Ways the She-conomy is Making an Impact

by Prianka Srinivasan
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In both developed and developing markets around the world, the participation of women in the labor force continues to increase. There were an estimated 1.75 billion women in the workforce as of 2015, with a quarter of a billion women entering the global labor force since 2006 alone.

UN Global Compact Launches the Women’s Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool

By identifying gaps in gender equality, the UN Global Compact works with C-suite business leaders to break gender bias and unlock growth
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NEW YORK, March 15, 2017 /3BL Media/  Today, the United Nations Global Compact has launched the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) “Gender Gap Analysis Tool”, an online platform which helps global business leaders identify strengths, gaps and opportunities to improve gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace and within the markets and communities they serve. The tool offers an assessment of a company’s progress in advancing gender equality, profiling companies as “Beginner”, “Improver,” “Achiever” or “Leader”.

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