In light of the number of initiatives developed in Latin America and the Caribbean to help increase the availability and use of sex-disaggregated demand-side (customer) and supply-side (institution) data across the ecosystem, you may think we’ve moved on from asking financial intermediaries: “How big is the women’s market opportunity in Latin America and the Caribbean?” to “Did … [Read more...] about How to achieve women’s financial inclusion: The role of financial intermediaries and strong sex-disaggregated data
Gender equality is paramount for increased inclusion as well as business profitability arising from their increased labor force participation. As a result, the role of women in the 21st century economy will be one of the main issues discussed during the III CEO Summit of the Americas, held on April 12 and 13 in Lima, Peru. One of the most pressing challenges for Latin … [Read more...] about The gender equality imperative in the workplace
Women do more unpaid work than men, with significant consequences for the economy. From India to Denmark, the pattern is the same. While women invest an average of 4.5 hours per day in unpaid work, men invest barely 1.5 hours. It is estimated that the unpaid work that women do worldwide is equal to $12 trillion a year, or 11% of global GDP for the year 2025. In the case of … [Read more...] about How men and women sharing the workload can promote regional growth
The impact of female participation in agribusiness is one of the highest in the global economy. Women laborers produce between 60% and 80% of food in developing countries, and around the world there are about 1.6 billion women laborers, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Gender equality in this sector is key, so much so that family-sized … [Read more...] about How can gender equality boost agribusiness?
Three years ago, Marie-José Nadeau took the helm as the first woman to chair the World Energy Congress in its 90-year-history. She cautioned that the energy business was at a critical stage, suffering from underperformance and facing disruptive change. In her view, the industry would not have the ability to innovate and tackle these challenges without gender diversity. At … [Read more...] about Three best practices for energy companies investing in women