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Women’s Empowerment as a Business Strategy Toward Sustainable Society

Tokyo

 

Date and Time

Friday June 16, 2017
1:30 pm-5:00 pm Japan Standard Time


Location

Tokyo


Topics

#Womens Empowerment


There is an increasing urgency for business to incorporate women’s empowerment considerations into corporate strategies, both to ensure sustainable growth and to demonstrate leadership through values. In 2010, the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) were launched to guide business on empowering women in the workplace, marketplace, and community. So far, over 1,400 companies have signed, including 220 from Japan.

This event will introduce the WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool, published in March 2017. Speakers will present case studies from businesses that have used the tool, as well as case studies specifically related to Principle 5: “Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women”. In addition, BSR will share its experience of driving women’s empowerment in global supply chains on the HERproject, BSR’s flagship women’s empowerment initiative.

The event will give participants the chance to learn about global trends in women’s empowerment and to discuss opportunities to increase collective impact through collaborative initiatives.

Event will be held with simultaneous English and Japanese translation.

Speakers

  • Jim Leung, The Walt Disney Company (Asia Pacific) Ltd.
  • Chiaki Nagayama, Shiseido Company Limited
  • Kanae Usami, All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA)
  • Christine Svarer, Director, HERproject, BSR
  • Marat Yu, Former Manager, BSR

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