Chief execs sign up to UNIFEM’s equality principles
The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the United Nations Global Compact have announced that 39 chief execs from all over the world have signed a statement of support for UNIFEM's Women's Empowerment Principles. These were launched at the UN on 8 March 2010.
The chief executives expressing their commitment to advancing equality between men and women, the cornerstone of the seven Women’s Empowerment Principles, come from all regions of the world and represent diverse global and national companies.
They include: Symantec, US; Eskom Holdings Limited, South Africa; Infosys Technologies Limited, India; Total, France; Levi Strauss & Co., US; The Westpac Group, Australia; Sunjgoo Group/MCM, South Korea; Copel-Companhia Paranaense de Energia, Brazil; and Olympic Group, Egypt.
CEOs from consulting and investment companies, including Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst and Young, Calvert Group, Ltd. and Pax World Management LLC added their support underlining the business case that investment in women results in more sustainable and profitable companies.