The OMFIF Sustainable Policy Institute is launching the ninth edition of the Gender Balance Index Report. The report tracks the presence of men and women in senior positions at central banks, sovereign funds and public pension funds. The report analyses the roles held by women in senior positions and features a new survey on diversity and financial inclusion. This examines data outlining access to financial products by gender, policies and central banks’ approach to financial inclusion, including strategies, targets and monitoring of financial institutions.

This year’s virtual launch contains high-level keynotes and discussions with the IMF and International Finance Corporation on current global gender actions and policies, the work they are conducting in this space and key take-aways on gender action from the IMF-World Bank Spring meetings (taking place 22-24 April).

Martin Čihák, Advisor, Strategy Policy and Review Department, International Monetary Fund
Irene Espinosa, Deputy Governor, Banco de México
Sharmila Hardi, Global Head of Banking, International Finance Corporation
Elizabeth McCaul, Member of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank
Ratna Sahay, Senior Advisor on Gender, International Monetary Fund
Antoinette Sayeh, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Aniela Unguresan, Co-founder, EDGE Strategy
Kat Usita, Managing Director, Research, OMFIF

Moderated by Clive Horwood, Managing Editor and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, OMFIF

Recorded on 28/04/2022

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This virtual discussion is part of the OMFIF Sustainable Policy Institute. The SPI is a high level community which brings together central banks, sovereign funds, public pension funds, and their counterparts in asset management, banking and professional services to explore policy, regulatory and investment challenges posed by environmental, social and governance themes. See more information on OMFIF’s SPI here.

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