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Room for improvement exists in corporate sustainability reporting on gender

Despite the presence of gender-related indicators in the sustainability reporting guidelines issued by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), few companies report sufficiently on gender-related issues, according to a guide entitled Embedding Gender in Sustainability Reporting. The guide was released by GRI and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) at the CSR Asia Summit 2009. The guide suggests that integrating gender perspectives into sustainability reporting can help companies publicly demonstrate their accountability to women, gain recognition for their efforts from workers, investors, and consumers, and help stakeholders learn how the operations of companies contribute to gender equality… read more