Gender-sensitive reform of the complex policy, legal, institutional, and regulatory conditions that govern business activities has the potential to positively impact women’s economic empowerment, support the fight against poverty and contribute to business and macro- economic performance. Yet to date there has been a lack of research providing insights into good practices and lessons learned in gender-sensitive Business Environment Reform (BER) and how BER can help women’s economic empowerment.
The emerging awareness of the role gender plays in coffee-producing communities and households and of the significant challenges faced by women presents an opportunity. This report identifies what is known about this opportunity and offers recommendations on how the industry can move into action while continuing to deepen understanding.
First in a series of briefs, this provides an overview of the role of women in the formal energy sector. It presents evidence that women’s equal participation in the sector will result in measurable benefits, including increased returns on investments and stronger development outcomes. Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) Thematic Energy Brief Series The […]
EY’s 2016 Women in Power and Utilities Index tracks the number of women in the boardrooms of the world’s largest utilities in revenue.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has just released a new briefing and interactive platform on the human rights policies and practices of renewable energy companies ahead of the COP 22 Marrakech climate discussions next week. The briefing is based on an outreach to 50 wind, hydro and utility companies and argues that companies and governments must act now, as […]