The business case

There is no denying it. Companies are more successful and last longer when their stakeholders see that they operate with respect, transparency and responsibility.

Today, diversity and inclusion are true competitive advantages.

A fair and equitable workplace attracts the best employees. Together, the people and place drive business to these companies, giving them the right kind of visibility, at home and globally.

Studies have shown that greater gender equity makes companies more productive and competitive. That has a huge impact on the bottom line, and ultimately, the world’s economy. McKinsey estimates that women working at their full potential could add as much as $28 trillion to the annual global GDP by 2025.

Having more women as leaders—on boards and in C-level roles—contributes to a positive work environment. It enhances a corporation’s reputation, improves its brand, and makes it more agile and sustainable. There’s better employee retention and satisfaction, improved team decision-making, more innovation, and a greater willingness to consider business opportunities that hadn’t been tried before.

We are proud to voice our support for the United Nations and its 17 Goals for Sustainable Development and have chosen to particularly champion Goal #5, Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.