SIX Swiss Exchange workshop on Gender Equality and Capital Markets

21 Oct, 2024
Virtual (via zoom)

For more information, please contact the SSE team.

Gender equality is a complex topic, which can discourage people of any gender from addressing it in the workplace. However, as one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 5) and as a fundamental human right, gender equality has become increasingly essential to capital markets. This training program guides participants through the complexities with four modules that take a step-by-step approach that anyone can use to enhance gender equality in markets. Participants will build awareness of sustainable finance through understanding the financial implications of gender inequality, improving corporate reporting and literacy on gender equality, and identifying market opportunities that these improvements afford.

Training Format

  • Hosted by SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Taking place on Monday October 21 (Part 1) and Wednesday 30 October (Part 2) 2024 from 14:30-16:30 (CET)
  • Facilitated by experts from the UN SSE and UN Women, with guest speakers providing insight from practice
  • Delivered online with interactive activities and Q&A with live facilitation
  • CPD Certified
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The first two modules (Prepare and Align) will be presented in Part 1 of the training, and the second two modules (Implement and Communicate) will be presented in Part 2 of the training. Participants should join both parts of the training, as the second part builds on concepts developed in the first. Download the information sheet in PDF here.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why action is needed for enhanced gender equality
  • Identify what tools can be used to improve gender equality in your organization
  • Understand how to capture value from markets for gender equality performance
  • Identify how and where to communicate gender-related information for markets


This training has been developed to benefit both leadership levels (Board and C-suite) as well as operational level or management staff of any organization. No prior experience or expertise on the topic is necessary, and male participants are particularly encouraged to join


Part 1 Handout

Part 2 Handout

Guest speaker slides

Coming soon!


Other resources from training

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.