Leadership, Transparency, and Accountability

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A CEO's Guide to Gender Equality

McKinsey & Company; 2015

This CEO's guide synthesizes multiple sources to make quick sense of a complex issue.
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Accelerating Gender Parity: A Toolkit

Ratcheva, Zahidi; World Economic Forum; 2017

This toolkit is intended to be a resource for businesses and other stakeholders interested in accelerating gender parity.
view 154.53 KB pdf, Added 10/23/2017

Best Practice: Symantec Corporation

Transforming to Protect the Future 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report

Symantech's 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report addresses information security for its employees, clientele, and the world, along with the diversity and inclusion policies of the company.
view 1941.12 KB pdf, Added 4/9/2010

Blueprint For Corporate Sustainability Leadership

United Nations Global Compact; 2010

A new model of leadership within the Global Compact, designed to inspire advanced performers to reach the next level of sustainability performance. Identifies leadership criteria linked to implementation of principles, efforts to support development objectives and engagement in the Global Compact.
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Changing Companies' Minds About Women

Barsh, Joanna & Yee, Lareina; McKinsey&Company; September 2011.

Leaders who are serious about getting more women into senior management need a hard-edged approach to overcome the invisible barriers holding them back. Change starts at the top, so if a company is going to increase its diversity, senior executives need to be personally committed. They should make sure enough women are being considered for advancement, to boost the odds that some will get through. Companies should collect data on diversity at all levels to create transparency and challenge entrenched mind-sets. Finally, companies need to provide effective sponsorship for women, through ongoing and in-the-moment support.
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Companies Leading the Way: Putting the Principles into Practice

UN Women, United Nations Global Compact, November 2015

This guide contains a sampling of over 100 good practices gathered from online searches or submitted by UN Global Compact participants in response to our call to share actions and initiatives that their companies are undertaking to empower and advance women. The actions and policies adopted by these companies demonstrate the abundance of ways that business can contribute to the advancement of women's empowerment around the world. The practices are accompanied by an index that matches each one to the specific United Nations Women's Empowerment Principle(s) that it addresses and/or supports. The examples hail from companies representing a broad range of sectors and regions, demonstrating the universal relevance and practicality of women's empowerment and gender equality.
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Diversity in the Boardroom: Findings and Recommendations of the Institute of Corporate Directors

Institute of Corporate Directors; 2011.

Based on interviews with members of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), this report argues that greater board diversity makes for better corporate governance. The report takes into account many forms of diversity and how they align with the nature of the organization's business and corporate strategy, board composition, board dynamics, and succession planning.
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Gender Equality Checklist for Fund Managers

Gender at Work

This annex to the report 'Implementing Gender Equality Policies and Practices in Private Sector Companies' is a checklist that identifies gender-related and women specific issues to be addressed by fund managers at each step in the investment cycle.
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How to accelerate gender diversity on boards

Huber, O'Rourke; McKinsey & Company; 2017

Slow progress in adding more women to boards has dominated the conversation. But tips from standout companies are more likely to inspire others to take firmer action.
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Pathways out of the crisis: CSR as a strategic tool for the future

Bertelsmann Stiftnug, 2010

This guide discusses how corporate social responsibility (CSR), as a strategic management tool, helps companies prepare for the future and equips them to deal with crisis situations. It highlights cases in which companies benefit from socially and ecologically responsible management, and others in which social engagement that has no connection to a company's core business tends to fall victim to cost-cutting measures. CSR provides a way for private industry to join together with policymakers and civil society to work for the common good all over the world.
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The Business of Empowering Women

Mckinsey & Company; January 2010

This report presents a case for why and how the private sector can intensify its engagement in the economic empowerment of women in developing countries and emerging markets. The report draws on insights from interviews with more than 50 leaders and experts in the private and social sectors who focus on women's empowerment, as well as findings from a global survey of nearly 2,300 senior private sector executives, among others.
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Time to accelerate: Ten years of insights into gender diversity

Desvaux, Devillard, Labaye, Sancier-Sultan, Kossoff, de Zelicourt; McKinsey & Company; 2017

A decade into its research, McKinsey & Company highlights key findings and invites 16 global leaders to look at how to increase gender diversity in corporations and imagine the inclusive company of the future.
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UN Global Compact Management Model: Framework for Implementation

Deloitte Touche Tomatsu and UN Global Compact, 2010

The UN Global Compact Management Model is a management framework intended to assist participants in the UN Global Compact in the implementation of the 10 UN Global Compact principles. Developed with Deloitte Touche Tomatsu, this guide helps support companies' efforts to include the 10 principles into their mainstream corporate strategies, operations, and everyday approaches to management. It is comprised of 6 management steps, which many companies employ daily as part of good management practice. The 6 steps promote the development of a circular process by which companies can continuously monitor and improve their alignment with the ten principles, and local and international regulations.
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UN Global Compact: Communication on Progress 2015

Deloitte; 2015

This report serves as the Communication on Progress to the United Nations Global Compact for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) covering 2014-2015.
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Women Create A Sustainable Future

Kellie A. McElhaney & Sanaz Mobasseri; UC Berkeley Haas School of Business; October 2012

"Women and sustainability are two sides of the same coin. Corporations build better societies if they have balanced boards." This paper by Kellie McElhaney and Sanaz Mobasseri sets out to identify the relationships between women directors and corporate sustainability.
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Women in the Workplace 2017

Thomas, Cooper, Konar, Rooney, Finch, Yee, Krivkovich, Starikova, Robinson, Valentino; LeanIn.org and McKinsey & Company; 2017

Women in the Workplace 2017 is a comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. This research is part of a long-term partnership between LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company to give organizations the information they need to promote women's leadership and foster gender equality.
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Women Matter 2013: Gender Diversity in Top Management; Moving Corporate Culture, Moving Boundaries

Devillard, Sancier, Werner, Maller, & Kossoff; McKinsey & Company; November 2013

This new report is the latest in the Women Matter series. The paper notes that progress on gender diversity has been made in recent years and momentum has increased, but it also confirms that women are still underrepresented at the top of corporations, across all industries and at a global level. This report focuses on the role of mindsets and corporate culture.
view 2935.42 KB pdf, Added 9/22/2016

Women's Empowerment Principles - Equality Means Business

United Nations Global Compact & United Nations Development Fund for Women

A set principles for businesses developed by the UN Global Compact and UNIFEM offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. The WEP emphasize the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women's empowerment and seek to point the way to best practice by elaborating the gender dimension of good corporate citizenship, the Global Compact, and the role of business in sustainable development.
view 373.1 KB pdf, Added 8/31/2010

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