Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum: Gender Equality for Sustainability (Global Compact / UN Women)
Production Date
Video Length
01:24:05
Asset Language
English
Summary

This session will explore how business can maximize its contribution to sustainable development by prioritizing and integrating gender equality and women's empowerment as key components of corporate sustainability.

Description

Despite increased efforts, corporate sustainability and gender equality concerns often remain disconnected. This session will explore how business can maximize its contribution to sustainable development by prioritizing and integrating gender equality and women's empowerment as key components of corporate sustainability. Examples of concrete, innovative business approaches and practices in this area will be highlighted.

Keynote Remarks: Mme. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women

Moderator: Ms. Monika Weber-Fahr, Global Business Line Leader for Sustainable Business Advisory, IFC/World Bank Group

Speakers/Panelists

  • Ms. Margaret Groff, Chief Financial Officer, Itaipu Binacional
  • H.E. Mr. Christian Friis Bach, Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark
  • Mr. Paolo Andrea Colombo, Chairman, ENEL
  • Ms. Cynthia Curtis, VP and Chief Sustainability Officer, CA Technologies
  • Ms. Leda A. S. Böger, Executive Director, Instituto Consulado da Mulher, an initiative of Whirlpool Latin America
  • Ms. Rebecca Charlton, Chief Financial Officer, Nickel Division, Anglo American
  • Ms. Zeinab Al Moumani, President, Specific Union for Women Farmers, Jordan and President, Sakhrah Women's Society Cooperative on Social Entrepreneurship
  • Ms. Barbara Krumsiek, Chair, CEO and President, Calvert Investments, Inc.