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UN Global Compact Calls Upon Business Leaders to Consciously Champion Gender Equality

In Celebration of International Women’s Day, the UN Global Compact Reaffirms Commitment to the Women’s Empowerment Principles and Unites Business Community with Month-Long Initiatives
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NEW YORK, March 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today, the United Nations Global Compact announced its plans for International Women’s Day and affirmed its commitment to uniting the business community to champion gender equality. The UN Global Compact will put its Women’s Empowerment Principles to work through a month-long series of initiatives to enable business leaders to consciously commit to decisions supporting gender equality, diversity and inclusion.

A Call to Business Leaders: We Have a Job to Do This International Women’s Day

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By Benevity Founder & CEO Bryan de Lottinville

It's International Women’s Day and we are being called on to #BeBoldForChange. Why, you might ask, is a middle-aged, white male CEO writing about International Women’s Day? The truth is that I believe I am part of the problem, and I’m determined to do something about it.

Changing the Face of Gender Diversity in Mining – From the Top Down and Bottom Up

By Anna Tudela, Vice President, Diversity and Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Secretary, Goldcorp
Blog

Picture a woman in the mining industry. What do you see?

If you imagine a woman typing away in an office, or prepping a hearty lunch for the crew in a camp kitchen, it’s time to toss those stale gender stereotypes aside. Why? Because it’s 2017. And because diversity in a company’s workforce and on its leadership team strengthens the entire operation.

Climate Change and Women’s Rights: The Opportunity for Action

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by Najada Kumbuli, Officer, Strategic Initiatives at Calvert Foundation

Are you a millennial? I have bad news and good news for you. The bad news is that climate change and gender equality — two key issues you care about — will cost our generation over $30 trillion; that is the equivalent of the American, Chinese and Japanese economies combined. The good news is that, while scary, we can use our voices and investable assets to create real change, quickly!

Data Shows Business Outperforms With Women

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.com

Matthew Winkler and Angela Sun
(With assistance from Shin Pei)

The World Economic Forum recently released the most comprehensive report to date on global gender equality. It showed that women will get equal pay – in 170 years.

While the news may be disheartening for women and gender equality advocates, it’s particularly grim for another audience: investors.

Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index Reveals Global Progress

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Bloomberg today announced the 2017 Financial Services Gender-Equality Index (BFGEI), providing investors and organizations with unique insight into the statistics, policies, product offerings and external engagement driving 52 firms’ commitment to building gender-equal workplaces. Bloomberg also introduced a Fixed Income Gender-Equality Index, representing investment grade debt issued by the 2017 BFGEI member firms.

PNC Recognized in the 2017 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index

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PITTSBURGH, Jan. 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC) today announced that it is one of 52 firms recognized in the 2017 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index (BFGEI). The index provides investors and organizations with standardized aggregate data across company gender statistics; employee policies; gender-conscious product offerings; and external community support and engagement.

TD Recognized in Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index

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TORONTO, January 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- TD is pleased to announce that it is one of 52 companies included in the 2017 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index (BFGEI). Aimed at investors and organizations, the index reveals information on company gender statistics, gender conscious product offerings, external community engagement and employee policies and practices.

How This Woman is Getting Top Companies to Hire More Female Directors

Article

A few months ago, HP Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Antonio Lucio took a bold step to shake up the advertising and public relations industries by issuing a call to action for greater gender diversity. But, it’s not an effort any company can take on alone.

Cargill Pledges Gender Equality in Leadership by 2030, Unveils Paid Family-Leave Policy

by Dan DeBaun
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The companies signing on for Paradigm for Parity will tackle goals like combating unconscious bias in the workplace, getting the number of women in top roles up to 30 percent in the near future as they work toward parity and providing regular progress reports to the coalition.

Cargill will work towards its goals by providing sponsors and company mentors to women who are well positioned to advance. It also will base career progress on business results and performance, rather than physical presence in the office.

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