Stock exchanges around the world ring the bell for gender equality
March 18, 2015
Stock exchanges around the world joined UN Women, UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative to ring their opening or closing bells in support of gender equality. In celebration of International Women’s Day and the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Women in Beijing, the Bombay Stock Exchange, Borsa Istanbul, Egyptian Exchange, Nasdaq, Nigerian Stock Exchange, OMX Stockholm and Warsaw Stock Exchange came together effort to highlight the pivotal role of the private sector in empowering women in the workplace, marketplace and community.
The series began with the Egyptian Exchange on 2 March and culminated at NASDAQ in New York on 9 March.
In New York, PRI Managing Director Fiona Reynolds said: “Gender equality is an issue that impacts everyone. From diversity in board rooms to equal opportunities for education, we have come far, but we have so much further to go. PRI welcomes the leadership taken by the exchanges, business representatives and UN officials who brought together these global bell-ringing events and calls on all capital market actors to take their own steps toward gender equality”.
For more details see the Sustainable Stock Exchanges website.