As India aims towards becoming a gender-equal nation by 2030, the onus is on India Inc. to be the catalyst of change in achieving Goal 5 of the 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Grant Thornton in India has partnered with UN Global Compact Network India (GCNI) to present a thought paper titled ‘Rethinking gender representation across value chains’.
The paper focuses on building a broader understanding of gender mainstreaming across business value chains. It shares insights on how to address gender barriers through best practices from around the world and further, explores the role of effective leadership, capturing disaggregated data, utilising digi-tech and gender lens investing, as facilitators for diversity and inclusion.
The theme paper strives to make its readers rethink gender equality as not a business offering, but as a core business strategy that projects business responsibility and creates long-term value.