Research by the world's first responsible investing platform for women, has shown that women overwhelmingly want to invest their money in a way that benefits people and the environment. But the industry isn't keeping up with their needs.
The number of firms from Asia Pacific on the Global 100 ranking remains unchanged from last year. But many have dropped to significantly lower positions on the index, with the exception of Samsung, which came in 10th this year.
Policy headlines in 2017 were dominated by Trump's intervention to slow climate action, but other more encouraging news included the growing divestment and responsible finance movements, and recognition of women's capacity to drive change.
David Waskow and Paula CaballeroEliza NorthropJoe ThwaitesRhys Gerholdt
and Christina Chan,Kathleen Mogelgaard, and Yamide Dagnet –
COP 23 was a mix of encouraging commitments, helpful momentum on climate action, and a reminder the need to accelerate progress towards the goal of capping global temperature increase at safe levels
Arturo Martinez and Kaushal Joshi –
Systematically gathering gender-specific data on ownership of assets such as land, property or finance can help women access credit and provide a cushion during socioeconomic shocks, say ADB's Kaushal Joshi and Arturo Martinez.
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A shocking 130 million girls are still not attending school today globally. Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard explains why this gender gap is bad for gender equality, sustainable development, and business.
Even as skincare brand Dove deals with the aftermath of a poorly-planned ad, its parent company Unilever must reckon with the fact that its range of fairness products undermines its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Gender-responsive climate adaptation is better adaptation, but simply using the terms "women", "equality" or increasing women beneficiaries in climate projects fundamentally fail. UNDP's Jennifer Baumwoll shows three ways to do it right.