Ring the Bell for Gender Equality 2018 - next week!

By: The WFE Focus Team Feb 2018

For the fourth year, a global collaboration of 59 stock exchanges around the world plan to 'Ring the Bell for Gender Equality' to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 (Thursday 8 March 2018).

The events are a partnership between IFC, Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, UN Global Compact, UN Women, the World Federation of Exchanges and Women in ETFs, to raise awareness about the business case for women’s economic empowerment and the opportunities for the private sector to advance gender equality and sustainable development.

As part of the events, participants are encouraged to make commitments to improve gender equality in their markets, such as signing the Women’s Empowerment Principles, improving diversity in senior management and on the boards of directors, developing more gender-friendly policies, developing a gender-themed investment product, or improving transparency on gender policies and practices.