Key Points

  • The Generation Equality Forum resulted in a record US$40 billion in pledged commitments and new investments in gender equality over the next five years.
  • Companies committed to acting throughout the entire value chain on a wide range of issues, including gender-based violence and economic justice.
  • Despite the progress made toward achieving gender equality, significant gaps persist. Companies must focus on areas that receive less corporate attention—such as the intersection between gender and climate.

In June 2021, the private sector stepped up to set a new agenda on gender equality. The Generation Equality Forum called for all stakeholders to make clear financial commitments across six Action Coalitions that highlight critical issues to the advancement of gender equality and the creation of a world free from gender biases and discrimination. The forum resulted in a record US$40 billion in pledged commitments and new investments in gender equality over the next five years.

BSR’s Generation Equality Forum Report provides an overview of private-sector commitments, highlighting exciting new investments and remaining gaps in efforts needed to achieve gender equality.

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