How exchanges can advance gender equality - updated guidance and best practice

How exchanges can advance gender equality
Sustainable Stock Exchanges and IFC in strategic collaboration with UN Women

Exchanges play a central role in the economies in which they operate. Globally, exchanges list over 50,000 companies with a market capitalization of over $90 trillion. In many jurisdictions, the exchange defines, directly and indirectly, what is expected from the companies listed on its markets and the entities transacting through its markets.

This guidance explores why gender equality is an issue that exchanges should be concerned with, and the state of gender equality and the types of interventions most relevant for exchanges. Based on real world examples from exchanges around the globe, the guidance sets out an action plan for exchanges.The guidance concludes by looking forward, setting out how the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative will work with partners to support exchanges in these efforts in the future.

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Publisher : UNCTAD | 2022 | Region : Global

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