The first Canadian Women’s Mission was in Japan this week

Women in politics, scientists, entrepreneurs and corporate executives got together to discuss investment opportunities to foster the participation of women in the C-Suite, in both regions. Participants agreed that the areas that need major attention in the achievement of SDG 5 Gender Equality in both countries, are as follows: 

  • Senior management commitment
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Unconscious bias
  • Women development opportunities
  • Organizational change
  • Men’s awareness  

Other recommendations towards the achievement of SDG 5 can be found in IBF’s latest policy report ‘Gender Mainstreaming in the 2030 Agenda’. In collaboration with UNU colleagues, our policy-relevant research has found that achieving SDG 4 Quality Education and SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption and Production can contribute to fostering women’s participation in the C-suite across various industries and the overall achievement of SDG 5 Gender Equality.

Participant Stakeholders and Investors: 

  • United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability ​

Canadian Embassy in Japan​​

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