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Greater Reporting Needed on Equality to Close the Gender Gap

Author: Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Published on: 7 March 2016

To coincide with International Women's Day on 8 March, GRI calls on organizations to help close the gender gap by increasing their reporting on gender equality.

“Although it feels like great strides have been made on gender equality on things like pay and women in leadership positions, the reality is that there is still a long way to go,” explains Alyson Slater, Director, Knowledge Unit, GRI...

Businesses have a crucial role to play in eliminating gender inequality. Establishing unbiased recruitment practices, investing in skills building and leadership training programs for women, expanding women-led business in supply chains, and providing benefits such as onsite childcare services and flexible hours…

[I]ncreasing numbers of investors today, particularly in the sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investing field, are embracing ‘gender lens investing’…

Gender equality is deeply embedded in GRI Standards, and is covered in 16 indicators within the GRI G4 Guidelines…

To boost reporting on gender equality, GRI has developed capacity building workshops for companies…

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