SSE, IFC, UN Women launch two benchmarks on gender equality in corporate leadership
15 December 2022
- The percentage of women on boards in G20 countries has increased from 2021 by 1.3 percentage points to 23%. Women hold 4,950 of the 21,561 board seats analyzed in G20 countries.
- The percentage of female CEOs in G20 countries grew from 3.5% in 2021 to 5% this year for the over twenty thousand firms analyzed.
- Euronext Paris continues to have the highest percentage of women on boards in the G20: 45% of board seats in the top 100 issuers.
- Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) continues to be the only emerging market stock exchange within the G20 that is above the G20 average for women on boards, with 32% of board seats held by women.
- Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) was the most improved market, increasing the percentage of women on boards in Indonesia by 4.4%.
About the SSE
The SSE initiative is a UN Partnership Programme organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI. The SSE’s mission is to provide a global platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policymakers and relevant international organizations, can enhance performance on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment, including the financing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SSE seeks to achieve this mission through an integrated programme of conducting evidence-based policy analysis, facilitating a network and forum for multi-stakeholder consensus-building, and providing technical assistance and advisory services.