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1: Gender equality on corporate boards: analysis of issuers on G20 stock exchanges: Includes 22 major public markets, organised according to the gender balance of boards. This publication is a continuation of last year’s benchmarking exercise and covers 2,171 of the largest listed companies in the G20. You can find the 2021 data here.
2: Regional analysis of gender equality on corporate boards: Includes 35 major markets from 7 different regions, organised according to the gender balance on boards. The research covers the boards of 3,246 listed companies.
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The SSE 2022 Q4 Call will take place on 14 December 2022 at 09:00 (Call 1) and 16:00 (Call 2) Geneva Time.
Exchanges whose issuers are covered in these benchmarks include:
Gender equality is a human right. Listed companies are improving their practices, developing public-private partnerships, and investing resources to achieve gender equality. It is increasingly recognized that advancing gender equality through business operations and value chains means better talent, higher productivity, more customers, and better societal outcomes. Nevertheless, progress remains slow. To achieve the UN SDGs, we need to move much more rapidly and progress can only be measured if appropriate benchmarks are available.
Exchanges can play a vital role in advancing gender equality in their markets and we will take this opportunity to talk with exchanges and other key players in the space about their efforts to promote gender equality in companies.
The UN SSE Consultative Group Quarterly Calls allow Partner Exchanges, regulators, investors, issuers and other key market stakeholders to share their experiences, hear from guest experts and contribute to the SSE’s work plan. Held quarterly, the SSE webinar is organized twice in one day to accommodate the many time zones of our partners.
If you would like to learn more about how your exchange can advance gender equality in their market, please take a look at the UN SSE-IFC-UN Women guidance on How Exchanges can Advance Gender Equality.
Watch the recording of Call 1 here.
Watch the recording of Call 2 here.
About the IFC: IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.
About UN Women: UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life.
- Anthony MillerCoordinator of UN SSE initiativeUNCTAD
- Lisa RemkeDeputy Coordinator, UN SSEUNCTAD
- Martine ValcinGlobal Manager for Corporate GovernanceIFC
Speakers - Call 1
- Amy LuinstraEast Asia and Pacific Gender LeadIFC
- Jamshed KaziRepresentative and Liaison to ASEANUN Women
- Dr. Yeoh Ken KyidSenior Vice President of Corporate Governance & SustainabilityBursa Malaysia
- Veronica Del RosarioGeneral CounselPhilippine Stock Exchange
- Shameela EbrahimChief Sustainability OfficerJohannesburg Stock Exchange
Speakers - Call 2
- Anna FalthHead of Women’s Empowerment Principles SecretariatUN Women
- Olga CantilloPresidentFederación Iberoamericana de Bolsas
- Jane GoodlandGroup Head of SustainabilityLondon Stock Exchange Group
- Camille LecaHead of Group ESGEuronext Paris
- Vuyo LeeDirector, Marketing & Corporate AffairsJohannesburg Stock Exchange
- Chris BirkettVice PresidentToronto Stock Exchange
- Laura WhitcombeCampaign co-ordinator & spokesperson30% Club
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.