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There are many opportunities for the financial sector to make a difference, explains Anita Bhatia, assistant secretary-general and deputy executive director of UN Women.
Appropriately designed financial instruments are crucial to ensuring women can withstand disaster risks, explain Malika Shagazatova, social development specialist (gender and development), and Ma. Piedad Geron, microfinance policy specialist, Asian Development Bank.
Emma McGarthy, head of OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute, spoke with Margarita Delgado, deputy governor of the Banco de España, on central banks’ work in gender policy, driving financial inclusion, targets and strategy.
Female directors have a positive impact on corporate responsibility goals, write Leonardo Gambacorta, Bank for International Settlements, Livia Pancotto, University of Strathclyde, Alessio Reghezza, and Martina Spaggiari, European Central Bank.
Organisations should anonymously ask employees for their workplace experiences to build more inclusive environments, writes Aniela Unguresan, founder and member of the EDGE Certified Foundation Board.
What needs to change to level the playing field for women? Start with the laws, writes Tea Trumbic, manager, Women, Business and the Law, World Bank.
Integrating gender into finance is a trade-up rather than a trade-off, explains Barbara Rambousek, director for gender and economic inclusion, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Register now for launch of the 10th edition of the Gender Balance Index.
An emerging chorus of economists and policy-makers are making the case that an equality objective should be a component of central banks’ monetary policy responsibilities.
Adnan Memon, chief operating officer and head of data & analytics at Citi Business Advisory Services, joins OMFIF to discuss the data challenges and opportunities facing ESG investors.