Companies ignoring gender diversity in net zero considerations

The Oliver Wyman Forum and 30% Club

Pedro Gonçalves
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Women are the most likely change-makers for climate in economic areas from corporate leadership to product development
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Women are the most likely change-makers for climate in economic areas from corporate leadership to product development

Whilst more than a fifth of major corporations have pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, few actively include or consider women in their climate action decisions and plans, new research shows.

The Oliver Wyman Forum and 30% Club on The Climate Action Gender Gap report revealed that although diversity and climate are top priorities for CEOs and boards of directors, almost none have considered how linking the two management priorities could accelerate their transition to net zero emissions. "As our research and interviews with more than 20 companies progressed, it became clear that not only are women largely excluded from most high-level government and corporate discussions on climate, their role as change-makers is largely unrecognised and underestimated. Yet businesses need to...

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