UN Women and the PH business community provide an update on gender equality in the workplace

A REPORT assessing the workplace gender equality disclosures of major Filipino companies was launched Friday, March 4 ahead of International Women’s Day 2022 on March 8. The report was presented alongside a roadmap for gender equality policy and action at an event organized by Philippine business associations. in collaboration with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

“We invite the business community, especially publicly listed companies and regulators, to join and participate in this timely event to celebrate Women’s Month,” said Ma. Aurora “Boots” Geotina Garcia, President Founder and President of the Philippine Women’s Economic Network (Philwen) and Co-Chair of the Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE). “Let’s all make gender equality a reality in the Philippines.

Titled “Accelerating the Momentum for Sustainable Development and the Gender Equality Advantage in the Workplace”, the event brought together distinguished speakers and experts in environmental, social and governance reporting and gender equality. gender in the workplace. Among the participants were Luc Véron, Ambassador of the European Union (EU), and Richard Sisson, Deputy Head of Mission of the Australian Embassy.

The forum and report launch was co-hosted by Philwen through PBCWE with UN Women’s EU-funded WeEmpowerAsia program and Australia’s Investing in Women initiative. It took place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day was “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Future”. Kelvin Lester Lee of the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission joined the panel; Jose Solomon Cortez, associate director of the Ramon V. del Rosario Center for Social Accountability at the Asian Institute of Management; Roel Refran, Chief Operating Officer of the Philippine Stock Exchange; and Allinnettes Adigue, head of the ASEAN regional center of the independent international standards organization, Global Reporting Initiative. The event was moderated by Ana Margarita “Ginggay” Hontiveros-Malvar, Vice President of Reputation Management for Aboitiz Equity Ventures.


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