Pilot: Sustainable Performance – Using Finance for Gender Equality

29 Jun, 2023

This is an invitation only event. For more information, please contact the SSE team.

To provide markets with high-quality training on gender equality for capital market participants, this pilot training was developed in collaboration with the IFC and in strategic collaboration with UN Women and Columbia University’s Sustainable Investing Research Initiative.

Module 1: Sustainable Performance – Using Finance for Gender Equality

This module provides an overview of how companies can enhance performance on gender equality, supporting both companies and investors in understanding how to integrate gender equality considerations into their performance measurements. The module looks at this topic from a market perspective by discussing what stock exchanges and regulators are doing to break down barriers and engage on diversity topics, providing a macro-level view of the topic. To evaluate the impact at the company level, the module additionally provides guidance on gender equality principles and disclosure standards and frameworks. To put these guidelines into practice the module further narrows down into the gender pay gap with a guest speaker from Gapsquare, and utilizes an interactive activity to enhance understanding on setting successful targets. 

The learning objectives of Module 1 are:

  • Understand the barriers and unconscious biases preventing gender equality in your market and your organization;
  • Identify the practices that can enhance diversity performance in your organization;
  • Identify mechanisms for communicating gender-related metrics with stakeholders and understanding what information investors are looking for in corporate reports.

This pilot is open only to employees of UN SSE Partner Exchanges, members of the SSE Regulator Working Group, SSE Official Supporters and other recognized UN SSE partner organizations.



  • Merima Zupcevic
    Regional Corporate Governance Lead for Europe and Central Asia
  • Loty Salazar
    Lead, IFC's Women on Boards & in Business Leadership Program
  • Tiffany Grabski
    Academy Head, SSE
  • Vanina Vegezzi
    Project Officer, SSE
  • Mihwa Park
    WEPs Coordinator
    UN Women
  • Zara Nanu
  • Sabina Mehmood
    Pay Equity Leader

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.