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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.

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.

Gender Lens Investing GBA

Gender Lens Investing

Gender Lens Investing

Gender Lens Investing: A Guide to Roles in the Ecosystem is a report for investors, philanthropists, or those helping to move capital, who want to apply a gender lens to portfolios. It explains the role of each actor in the ecosystem, considering where they sit in the gender lens investment landscape and what you need to know about them as someone who’s interested in moving more capital with a gender lens.

Datos de oferta desagregados por sexo relevantes para la inclusión financiera

Datos de oferta desagregados por sexo relevantes para la inclusión financiera

Datos de oferta desagregados por sexo relevantes para la inclusión financiera

Este documento del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo examina los indicadores y métodos de inclusión financiera de varios países latinoamericanos y presenta recomendaciones para los indicadores de la oferta que los reguladores y los encargados de formular políticas deben recopilar y supervisar.

When Women Thrive 2016 Mercer

When Women Thrive: Financial Services Perspective

When Women Thrive: Financial Services Perspective

Mercer’s “When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive” global report is the most comprehensive look at women in the workplace, covering responses from 583 companies across 42 countries, including data on 3.2 million employees. In this market report, Mercer shares specific data and insights that organizations in the financial services industry can use to map their own journeys to greater gender diversity.

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.

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.

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.

The Power of Flexibility: A Key Enabler to Boost Gender Parity and Employee Engagement

The Power of Flexibility: A Key Enabler to Boost Gender Parity and Employee Engagement

Bain & Company research has shown that along with “visible and committed leadership,” women believe “creating working models that support men and women with family responsibilities” to be the most important action to overcoming barriers to women’s progression into leadership roles. This report explores the importance of these flexible workplaces for retaining women.

Unlocking the Power of Women Entrepreneurs in New York City

Unlocking the Power of Women Entrepreneurs in New York City

This report from Citi and WENYC is the result of a study to understand the state and needs of women entrepreneurs in New York City. It includes a detailed review of existing literature, an analysis of demographic data and an assessment of current services that support women entrepreneurs.

Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies

Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies

This working paper from BSR and the ICRW aims to help companies build effective strategies for women’s economic empowerment by applying a holistic and integrated approach: “Holistic” in considering the broader conditions necessary for women’s advancement and “integrated” in leveraging the full set of business assets a company can deploy. This approach builds on a growing body of evidence demonstrating the importance of addressing systemic and structural barriers to gender equality for women to achieve their full economic potential.

Women Investors: A Critical and Growing Factor for Success in the Wealth Management Industry

Women Investors: A Critical and Growing Factor for Success in the Wealth Management Industry

The shifting landscape of the wealth management sector has moved industry participants to refocus business strategies. Simultaneously, women have emerged as interested, committed and knowledgeable investors. Women represent a meaningful investor segment, and capturing this segment is a massive opportunity for wealth management firms. However, to capture the segment, firms not only need to develop specific capabilities, but also the focus to meet the needs of the female investor. This report from Deloitte explores.

10 Million Strong: The Tipping Point for Women’s Entrepreneurship

10 Million Strong: The Tipping Point for Women’s Entrepreneurship

This annual report from the National Women’s Business Council is a synthesis of the Council’s commitment to supporting women in business by producing best-in-class, actionable research on the most relevant issues facing aspiring and current women business owners and leaders, and identifying – through research and engagement – the unique barriers and challenges of women in pursuit of business.

Private Sector Leadership in Financial Inclusion

Private Sector Leadership in Financial Inclusion

An alarming 2 billion people around the world still lack access to modern financial services. While the finance gap is most acute in the developing world, communities and businesses across the United States also lack adequate access to finance or have limited financial literacy skills. Published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC), Private Sector Leadership Financial Inclusion is a report that identifies several private sector and nonprofit organizations that are making important strides to address this critical finance gap worldwide.

The Value of Sex-Disaggregated Data

The Value of Sex-Disaggregated Data

The Value of Sex-Disaggregated Data

Governments and agencies around the world are increasingly prioritizing full financial inclusion of women, but moving the needle is impossible without data on how many women actually have access to financial services and through what channels. The Global Banking Alliance for Women (GBA), in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Data2X, has released this report based on interviews with over 50 regulators, policymakers, International Finance Institutions (IFIs) and bankers from around the world that reveals just how this data could inform better policies and prompt the private sector to take on this missed market opportunity.

Everyday Moments of Truth

Everyday Moments of Truth

Everyday Moments of Truth

Bain & Company surveyed more than 1,000 men and women in the US at all career levels, asking specifically about their interest in pursuing a top management position. They discovered that over time, women’s aspiration levels drop more than 60 percent, while men’s stay the same.

Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Female Clients

Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Female Clients

A critical mass of women — bolstered by rising education levels, unprecedented workforce participation and escalating income and wealth — are assuming more powerful roles in personal and family investing and decision making. This report looks at how to best empower financial advisors to grow their business among women and their families.

Unconscious Bias Revealed as the Missing Piece in the Gender Equality Puzzle

Women’s Market Clips and Estimated Added Value

Women’s Market Clips and Estimated Added Value

Westpac regularly commissions proprietary research into its actual and prospective customer base to determine addressable market and their financial knowledge, skills, and behaviors. The bank’s PR group then works to place media stories about the research findings and calculates the value of those placements based on the readership of each outlet, among other factors. This report calculates the estimated added value to Westpac of the 40 press hits about its Women’s Market Research study at more than $585K.

Unconscious Bias Revealed as the Missing Piece in the Gender Equality Puzzle

Women’s Insurance Survey Value Report

Women’s Insurance Survey Value Report

Westpac regularly commissions proprietary research into its actual and prospective customer base to determine addressable market and their financial knowledge, skills, and behaviors. The bank’s PR group then works to place media stories about the research findings and calculates the value of those placements based on the readership of each outlet, among other factors. This report calculates the estimated added value to Westpac of the 19 press hits about the insurance research study at more than $460K.

Women's Finances by Generation

Women: Deposits, Super & Insurance Survey

Women: Deposits, Super & Insurance Survey

This proprietary research commissioned by Westpac examines women’s savings (for “super,” or retirement, and in general) and their likelihood to carry sufficient insurance. It found that women are excellent savers and that those in marriages/relationships tend to share both responsibility and decision-making power in an equitable manner. It also found that Australian households were heavily affected by the Global Financial Crisis, with key addressable concerns being insurance and retirement savings.

Women's Finances by Generation

Westpac Finance Survey: Women’s Market

Westpac Finance Survey: Women’s Market

This proprietary research commissioned by Westpac analyzes women’s financial profiles and categorizes them into psychographic segments: “Taking Charge” “Silent Operator” “Blinded by the Light” “Passing Control” and “Cross the Fingers.” It suggests engagement strategies for financial services providers with each segment.

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment of the Final OWG Outcome

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment of the Final OWG Outcome

The Copenhagen Consensus Center provides information on which targets will do the most social good, relative to their costs. More than 30 of the world’s top economists have assessed the 169 targets from the Final Outcome of the Open Working Group (OWG) document into one of five categories, based on evidence of the economic, social and environmental costs and benefits.

Women in Enterprise: A Different Perspective

Women in Enterprise: A Different Perspective

Women in Enterprise: A
Different Perspective

According to this detailed study of UK women and entrepreneurship produced for RBS by Aston Business School, women do not have any individual or collective entrepreneurial deficit. Instead, this report finds that it is a combination of challenge and choice. Whilst there is clearly a cultural challenge, women also choose to use entrepreneurship differently.

Women-Owned SMEs: A Business Opportunity for Financial Institutions

Women-Owned SMEs: A Business Opportunity for Financial Institutions

Women-Owned SMEs: A Business Opportunity for Financial Institutions

This report seeks to estimate the global and regional size of the women-owned SME market for financial services operating in the formal sector. It looks at the financing gap they face, as well as common financial and non-financial barriers faced by women entrepreneurs. The report also provides an estimate of the IFC’s global reach to formal women-owned SMEs.