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London GBA Summit 2017

Debunking the Pink Card: The Business Case for Women’s Credit Cards – Mastercard

Debunking the Pink Card: The Business Case for Women’s Credit Cards

Diana Robino shared how Mastercard is championing women’s economic empowerment and the strong business case and development case for payment solutions for women at the 2017 GBA Summit.

The Women’s Market for Insurance: An Emerging Business Opportunity

The Women’s Market for Insurance: An Emerging Business Opportunity

As the appetite of women worldwide for risk mitigation offerings continues to grow, a strong business case has emerged for insurance companies and banks to deliver tailored insurance solutions to the Women’s Market. Several GBA members are already integrating insurance solutions as part of their holistic value propositions for women. This preview draft InBrief explores the experiences of 12 GBA members and partners who participated in a working group to size the insurance business opportunity and share best practices. The final version will be published in early 2018.

How Stock Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality UN

How Stock Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality

How Stock Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality

Building on the 2016 Sustainable Stock Exchange Report on Progress from the United Nations, which highlights five specific targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that exchanges are well placed to influence, this report examines the contribution exchanges can make toward SDG target 5.5: ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic, and public life, as well as the gender-specific targets under the other 16 SDGs.

Banking on Women Leaders: A Case for More?

Banking on Women Leaders: A Case for More?

Banking on Women Leaders: A Case for More?

The IMF measured the large gap between the representation of men and women in leadership positions in banks and bank supervision agencies worldwide. Their econometric analysis suggests that, controlling for relevant bank and country-specific factors, the presence of women as well as a higher share of women on bank boards is associated with greater bank stability, as represented by higher z-scores and lower nonperforming loan ratios.

Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2017

Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2017

Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2017

Strong supporting conditions such as access to financial services and ease of doing business pave the way for progress in businesses owned by women. The inaugural Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs seeks to understand and track women’s progress and achievements in the business world, identifying which factors and conditions are most conducive to closing the gender gap among business owners in an economy.

BNY Mellon UN Foundation Return on Equality

Return on Equality

Return on Equality

While women and girls have made significant gains in the past decade in terms of education, health, economic participation and political leadership, gender equality has yet to be attained in many critical areas, and at the cost of substantial and unrealized social and market benefits. This report from BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation explores investment opportunities that can help close global gender gaps.

Reporte Nacional de Inclusión Financiera 2017

Reporte Nacional de Inclusión Financiera

Reporte Nacional de Inclusión Financiera

La Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV) pone a disposición del público la octava edición del Reporte Nacional de Inclusión Financiera (Reporte o RNIF), el cual brinda un panorama del estado que guarda la inclusión financiera en el país, a partir de la evolución de diversos indicadores. Este Reporte es elaborado por la CNBV en conjunto con el Grupo de Trabajo de Medición del Consejo Nacional de Inclusión Financiera (Conaif). Por primera vez, el Reporte Nacional de Inclusión Financiera incluye un capítulo con perspectiva de género, el cual tiene como objetivo presentar el panorama actual de la inclusión financiera de la mujer en México. La brecha de género en la proporción de hombres y mujeres que tienen al menos un producto financiero disminuyó dos puntos porcentuales de 2012 a 2015.

Género en el Sistema Financiero 2015

Gender in the Financial System

Gender in the Financial System

This is the English version of the Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras of Chile’s 2016 report, “Gender in the Financial System,” intended to give the international community access to the country’s gender-based data on its financial system. (Versión en español)

ILO Gallup report 2017

Towards a Better Future for Women and Work

Towards a Better Future for Women and Work

ILO, in collaboration with Gallup, surveyed men and women in 2016 to understand their perceptions about women and work. The results suggest that men and women are not always as far apart in their attitudes as conventional wisdom might lead them – and governments and employers’ and workers’ organizations – to assume.

HBL Gender Intelligence Training

HBL – Gender Intelligence Training

HBL – Gender Intelligence Training

The Gender Intelligence training HBL implemented was intended to turn branches into a safe space for women and help bank employees serve them better. The training counterbalances stereotypes through data, statistics and best practices from other markets in order for all employees to understand and recognize the business case for targeting women, the CVP and individual and organizational gender biases.

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015 is the third edition in a series of OECD annual reports that provide data and policy analysis on inclusive entrepreneurship. The report contains data on the scale and scope of entrepreneurship and self-employment activities across EU Member States by social target groups, as well as the barriers they face.

EY Women Entrepreneurs Asia Pacific

What Helps Women Entrepreneurs Globally Scale Their Businesses?

What Helps Women Entrepreneurs Globally Scale Their Businesses?

As leading supporters of Asia-Pacific’s women entrepreneurs, EY and Standard Chartered Bank have come together to explore the hurdles women entrepreneurs in the region are hitting in their growth journeys that prevent them from scaling their businesses globally, and how to help overcome them to accelerate growth.

A Buck Short

A Buck Short: What Financial Diaries Tell Us About Building Financial Services That Matter to Low-Income Women

Through the analysis of behavioral data from deep engagements with low-income, economically active women, this report from Omidyar Network includes both rich stories and detailed cash flows over time, offering a more nuanced view of surveyed women’s financial behavior, highlighting key differences from men’s, and uncovering compelling product design recommendations for financial services providers.

Leave No One Behind UN

Leave No One Behind

Leave No One Behind

This call to action for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment by the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment aims to draw attention to the challenges faced by the most disadvantaged women, to bring informal work from the margin to the mainstream, to highlight how discriminatory laws limit choice and to shed light on the centrality of unpaid work and care.

Power of Parity McKinsey

The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women’s Equality Can Add $12 Trillion to Global Growth

The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women’s Equality Can Add $12 Trillion to Global Growth

This report from the McKinsey Global Institute estimates the size of the economic potential from achieving gender parity and maps gender inequality using 15 indicators of gender equality in 95 countries.

Brookings Financial Inclusion

2016 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project Report

2016 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project Report

The second annual FDIP report from the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings considers 26 countries across four “dimensions” of financial inclusion: country commitment, mobile capacity, regulatory environment, and the adoption of traditional and digital financial services. The report’s findings show continuing progress across the global financial inclusion landscape.

BLC Bank Video We Initiative

We Initiative – BLC Bank

We Initiative – BLC Bank

BLC Bank’s We Initiative – Women Empowerment Initiative, is the first and only holistic program dedicated to the financial empowerment of women in the Middle East. It targets women in their plurality, as entrepreneurs, professionals, mothers and in their daily lives, seeking to find solutions for their challenges and concerns and aiming to unleash their potential.

EY - Does Disruption Drive Job Creation

Does Disruption Drive Job Creation?

Does Disruption Drive Job Creation?

The EY Global Job Creation Survey 2016 surveyed a record number — nearly 2,700 — of entrepreneurs in 12 major economies. Almost 6 in 10 (59%) respondents expect to increase their workforce in 2016, a leap of more than a quarter year-on-year. It is also twice the proportion of large companies planning to grow headcount, as reported in EY’s recent Capital Confidence Barometer.

Mercer - When Women Thrive Businesses Thrive

When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive

When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive

Building on considerable research that proves the link between diversity, innovation, and profitability, When Women Thrive leverages Mercer’s extensive experience with thousands of companies around the world to help understand the actual drivers of success in building gender diversity. The study covers 583 organizations in 42 countries, representing 3.2 million employees, including 1.3 million women.