Make gender visible: Why investors should care

Women bear the brunt

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Geeta Aiyer of Boston Common Asset Management

Geeta Aiyer of Boston Common Asset Management

Exclusion and harm on the basis of gender are so pervasive as to be invisible, normalised, and ignored.

Like racial exploitation, gender-based inequity, violence, and harassment are woven into commerce, economics, and social systems. Human trafficking - modern-day slavery for supply chains, personal servitude, and sexual exploitation - is largely gender driven. Women are universally underpaid for equivalent work and lack equal access to capital, land, water, and opportunities to build wealth. Intersections of class, race, and ethnicity exacerbate the harm. Taxed by society's expectations, women and girls carry the burden of unpaid care and sustenance for the young, old, and infirm, for ...

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