Criticised for his brutal anti-drug campaign, Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte is, however, beloved in Davao City where he served as mayor for 21 years. With his daughter Sara now running the city, Davao has become an unlikely sustainability trailblazer for the country.
The Global Business Coalition for Women's Economic Empowerment (GBC4WEE) initiative—one of the world's top thinkers on women's entrepreneurship—has teamed up with the world's biggest companies to initiate flagship activities for women.
Shamshad Akhtar –
At current rates of progress, women today won't be seeing gender equality in their lifetimes. UNESCAP's Shamshad Akhtar explains why women entrepreneurs are key to gender equality and how to encourage more women to be their own bosses this International Women's Day.
and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka –
When companies make female empowerment central to their business strategies, growth and equality can be mutually reinforcing to leave no one behind, say UNDP head Achim Steiner and UN Women chief Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
Vaidehi Shah –
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.