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Gender equality means business, Guterres tells corporate leaders

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged corporate leaders to achieve gender equality, highlighting the benefits for the private sector and society, in a video message to the ‘Target Gender Equality LIVE’ event that was held this week.

“The world needs the talents and perspectives of all women to solve our biggest challenges, from rebuilding the global economy to fighting systemic racism to tackling climate change”, the UN chief said. “That is why gender equality is a strategic priority for the UN Global Compact and for the UN system itself. Gender equality means business. Let us unite to make it a reality.”

Mr. Guterres pointed out that gender equality is essentially “a question of power”.  Whether in the public or private sector, men dominate. “For the private sector, women’s equal participation and leadership is both a moral duty and a business imperative”, he said.

The UN chief added in his message: “When women have income and resources – including access to digital technology – they are more likely to invest in ways that benefit their families and communities. Experience also shows that businesses with women well represented on their corporate boards are more stable and profitable.”

Target Gender Equality is an initiative by the UN Global Compact, which supports businesses in adopting sustainable and socially responsible policies.

Source: UN News

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