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Financial Feminism: New Sustainable Investing Manual Takes On The Gender Gap

3 Mins Read A newly published book aims to remedy the gender investing gap by empowering women to invest in a sustainable future. Authored by sustainable finance expert Jessica Robinson, who formerly led the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in Asia, Financial Feminism: A Woman’s Guide to Investing for a Sustainable Future comes with step-by-step explainers […]

Women Are Still Not Heard In the Climate Policy Conversation

4 Mins Read By: Meghie Rodrigues A case study in Brazil points to a deep gender gap that still has to be bridged in the policymaking debate. Climate change effects don’t have the same impact on everyone: Vulnerable groups always have it worse. This discrepancy is apparent even when these groups are not minorities, which is the case for […]

Pervasive Inequality In Food Tech: New Survey Shows Gender Bias Still Too Common

3 Mins Read The Vegan Women Summit (VWS), an organisation dedicated to break the gender bias and discrimination in the food tech world, recently published a report on the extensive investment inequities in the burgeoning alternative protein sector. Despite the industry’s reputation for innovating progressive and transformative solutions for our broken food system, the report, which polled 160 […]

Tata Starbucks Opens Two New All-Women Operated Stores In India

3 Mins Read Tata Starbucks, the joint venture that owns and operates Starbucks outlets in India, has just opened two new stores in Delhi and Mumbai that are entirely run and operated by female staff. The new all-women Starbucks stores are a part of the company’s initiative to increase the representation of women in the workforce.  Earlier this […]

Coronavirus: Singapore Economic Recovery Team Excludes Female & Sustainable Voices

4 Mins Read Singapore’s coronavirus economic recovery team has recently been criticised for failing to include more female and sustainable business voices. The taskforce was set up to devise new strategies to reset the country’s development as pandemic restrictions begin to ease. Without more diverse voices and leaders in circular economy, critics say there is little chance for […]

Deutsche Bank & Ashoka Launch Asia-Based Female Social Entrepreneur Accelerator

3 Mins Read A partnership between global social enterprise facilitator Ashoka and Deutsche Bank will see the creation of a new accelerator programme specifically for women social entrepreneurs in Asia. Called the Made for Good Accelerator for Women, it is the region’s first bootcamp aiming to boost female social entrepreneurship, and will involve mentorship, access to financial resources […]

The Human Cost Of Fashion: Lululemon Factory Workers Beaten & Assaulted According To Guardian Investigation

4 Mins Read An investigation by the Guardian has revealed that popular upmarket athleisure brand Lululemon are sourcing clothing from a Bangladesh factory where female workers are being beaten and physically assaulted. The Canadian brand has garnered a cult following in the past decade alongside the yoga-centric health and wellness boom, with celebrities donning their leggings and market […]

Gender Equality: We Can’t Solve Climate Change Without Empowering Women

4 Mins Read We are already seeing some of the destructive impacts of climate change, with many of these events hitting the Asia-Pacific region the hardest. As it stands, we are losing the fight against climate change by lagging behind on Paris Agreement carbon reduction targets among many other goals outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals […]