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Blog | Gender equality – more to be done across the board

International Women’s Day presents a great opportunity every year to take stock on progress in the long march toward gender equality. Investors, companies and governments around the world have made headlines with their efforts to achieve better gender balance. Yet, studies demonstrate that there is still much progress to be made, signalling that it’s time to focus on more powerful and collaborative approaches to addressing gender imbalance.

There’s an established body of evidence that gender diversity can come with both social, economic and financial benefits—a key driver behind its increased prominence on investor, corporate and government agendas.

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