SSE Q4 Webinar: Gender Equality on Corporate Boards: 2022 Benchmark for G20 markets plus 35 regional markets

14 Dec, 2022
Zoom

For more information, please contact the SSE team.

During this webinar, we are publishing, in collaboration with our partners at IFC and UN Women, two important benchmarks for exchanges to measure their markets’ progress on boardroom gender equality.

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.

This webinar is a public event: Please register for the call you wish to participate in by clicking the corresponding link below and feel free to share it within your network.

The SSE 2022 Q4 Call will take place on 14 December 2022 at 09:00 (Call 1) and 16:00 (Call 2) Geneva Time.

Register here for Call 1                               Register here for Call 2

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

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.

Moderators

  • Anthony Miller
    Coordinator of UN SSE initiative
    UNCTAD
  • Lisa Remke
    Deputy Coordinator, UN SSE
    UNCTAD
  • Martine Valcin
    Global Manager for Corporate Governance
    IFC

Speakers - Call 1

  • Laura Whitcombe
    Campaign co-ordinator & spokesperson
    30% Club
  • Amy Luinstra
    East Asia and Pacific Gender Lead
    IFC
  • Jamshed Kazi
    Representative and Liaison to ASEAN
    UN Women

Speakers - Call 2

  • Anna Falth
    Head of Women’s Empowerment Principles Secretariat
    UN Women
  • Olga Cantillo
    President
    Federación Iberoamericana de Bolsas
  • Jane Goodland
    Group Head of Sustainability
    London Stock Exchange Group
  • Camille Leca
    Head of Group ESG
    Euronext Paris
  • Vuyo Lee
    Director, Marketing & Corporate Affairs
    Johannesburg Stock Exchange

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.