Our President and CEO Mary Ellen Iskenderian wrote a piece on The Guardian on how empowering women is non-negotiable when it comes to promoting sustainable global growth.
Over the past 30 years, the world has seen unprecedented economic growth and a digital revolution that could help solve our most pressing social and environmental challenges. Yet despite this, our current model of development is deeply flawed, threatening our global sustainability.
Social inequality is worsening in many countries and inequality of economic opportunity – particularly for women –persists. On average women are still paid 25% less than men for comparable work and one billion women do not have access to formal financial services.