Thailand plots roadmap to gender equality in business
Presented at an event in Bangkok called “Inclusive Policy means Sustainable Growth”, the roadmap seeks to advance the accountability and reporting of gender indicators for listed companies; promote women’s corporate leadership; and advance the participation of businesses owned and led by women in the national and global supply chains of governments and corporations.
The event was a milestone for women in Asia and around the world as it presented the idea of “Building Pathways to Gender Equality and Sustainability” through the roadmap titled “Women’s Empowerment Principle: Thailand Policy Brief”.
Sarah Knibbs, Officer-in-Charge, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, hopes the roadmap will serve as a guide for policymakers and other bodies to incentivise and regulate gender-responsive business conduct. Gender equality does not only mean good business, but inclusive and sustainable growth where all groups of society can contribute, she said.
The event was organised by WeEmpowerAsia, a UN Woman programme funded by the European Union, in collaboration with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Office of small and Medium-sized Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP), and the regional non-profit Kenan Foundation Asia, according to Pattaya Mail.