Equality Means Business

More than 1459 business leaders around the world have demonstrated leadership on gender equality through the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

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WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool Goes Live!

On 14-15 March the WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool will be launched at the WEPs Annual Forum. The tool seeks to help companies from around the world identify strengths, gaps and opportunities to improve gender equality and then suggests practical solutions for companies to take action. To join the launch breakfast event on 15 March at 7:30 am please click here.

2017 Ring the Bell


In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March 2017), the UN Global Compact is pleased to announce that over 40 stock exchanges will host a bell ringing ceremony to raise awareness of the pivotal role the private sector can play in advancing gender equality to achieve SDG 5.

The events are organized together with UN Women, the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative, IFC, Women in ETFs and the World Federation of Exchanges.


Bell Ringing

WEPs Annual Forum

The Principles

  1. Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality
  2. Treat all women and men fairly at work - respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination
  3. Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers
  4. Promote education, training and professional development for women
  5. Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women
  6. Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy
  7. Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality

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