Community insights

LeaseLine’s approach to gender equality in micro-enterprise leasing

Published on 6 February 2024

In the realm of leasing, women often face multifaceted barriers that limit their access and involvement in financial transactions. From challenges in accessing capital to confronting gender biases in decision-making processes, these barriers underscore the need for a more inclusive and equitable leasing landscape. LeaseLine, a Belgium-based leasing broker with over 35 years of experience, recognizes the significance of addressing these challenges.

Practicing mindful leadership in the workplace – mitigating the impacts of unconscious bias

Published on 19 December 2023

“You are not responsible for your first thought, but you are responsible for your second thought and your first action. That is where your power lies,” said Nancy Rose, Senior Director of People and Culture at Hexagon, a WEPs signatory and global leader in clean energy solutions.

Accelerating SDG 5 through Gender Lens Investing- insights from investors

Published on 30 August 2023

We are not investing in women with a political agenda or motivation; but rather doing this on a “pure return” perspective” - Eva Halvarsson, CEO of Andra Ap-fonden (AP2) from Sweden, one of northern Europe’s largest pension fund.

Setting the scene – we need to speed up to achieve SDG 5 by 2030

Beyond compliance to drive gender equality and women’s empowerment

Published on 24 February 2023

“If the law is the floor – some countries are still in the basement. There are many economies around the world where women do not have the same legal rights as men. We all need to work on making a big push to ensure that our next generation will not have to face the same issues”, said Daniela Behr, Economist, Women, Business and the Law team at the World Bank.

Listen, measure and communicate: Three secrets of corporate women’s leadership

Published on 19 December 2022

Last month, G20 heads of State and Government gathered in Indonesia to discuss how their countries will “Recover Together, Recover Stronger” from the current socio-economic challenges. In this important group – representing 60 per cent of world population and 80 per cent of global GDP – only one head of a State or Government was a woman.  

Providing women with empowering tools

Published on 24 June 2022
Climate Fund Managers (CFM) is a Dutch investment manager that uses blended finance structuring to attract public and private capital to invest in high-impact sectors in emerging economies. CFM invests in climate-themed sectors by setting up specific finance vehicles, such as its Climate Investor One (CI1), with a mandate to finance renewable energy projects and Climate Investor Two (CI2), which focuses on water, sanitation, and oceans. CFM is dedicated to securing a sustainable future through impact investing.

Ring the Bell for Gender Equality 2022

Published on 4 March 2022
A record of 119 exchanges and central counterparty clearing houses (CCPs) around the world will support the eighth annual 'Ring the Bell for Gender Equality' campaign, to raise awareness about the role and opportunities for the private sector to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. For the eighth consecutive year, markets in 98 countries are planning to ring opening or closing bells to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 – starting on 4 March and continuing until the end of the month of March. UN Women’s theme for International Women’s Day 2022, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizes women’s leadership of and contribution to climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all.