03.04.2012

Nachhaltige Entwicklung gelingt nur mit der vollwertigen Partizipation von Frauen


Zu diesem Thema diskutierten 200 Vertreterinnen und Vertreter aus Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft, Zivilgesellschaft und Regierungen aus aller Welt Anfang März in New York auf Einladung von UN Global Compact und UN Women. Gudrun Sander war als Vertreterin der ES-HSG mit dabei.

 

Gender Equality for Sustainable Business

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, joined 200 representatives from business, civil society, the governments and the UN on 6 March 2012 for a special event titled "Gender Equality for Sustainable Business" marking the second anniversary of the launch of the Women's Empowerment Principles - a set of seven steps companies can take to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Gudrun Sander as a member of the WEPs leadership group and as vice director of the Executive School spoke at the panel about "Multi-Stakeholder Efforts at the National Level". Co-hosted by UN Women and the UN Global Compact, participants discussed ways in which business can advance women's empowerment and gender equality in their operations; identify good practices; and discuss opportunities and challenges. The event also explored linkages between gender equality, corporate sustainability and sustainable development in the context of this year's UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), to be held in June 2012.

 

Further information:

Video of the conference (by session)

Women's Empowerment Principles

"Making the connection: Women, corporate sustainability and sustainable development"

Pictures of the event

Course "Women Back to Business"

Diversity Plattform DiManD 



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