Over 30 stock exchanges around the world ring the bell for gender equality
(New York, 7 March 2016) – In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March), 35 stock exchanges around the world are joining the UN Global Compact and the Global Compact Local Networks from 3-11 March in a global “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” partnership to highlight the business case for achieving gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community.
The campaign kicks off in New York on 7 March with the first opening bell at IEX with the UN Global Compact’s Executive Director Lise Kingo to raise awareness that gender equality as central to driving the global economy and achieving all of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On 8 March, bells for gender equality will ring at the opening of the New York Stock Exchange followed by the closing bell and panel discussion at NASDAQ. This event will emphasize how the UN Global Compact is prompting business to advance gender equality by taking an integrated approach to unlocking the power of women in business and society.
Read the full press release on the UN Global Compact website: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/news/3311-03-07-2016