Responsible Business Forum 2016: SDG 5 Workshop

November 23, 2016

Jeannette was one of the panelists during the Responsible Business Forums' workshop on SDG 5 Gender Equality on 23 November in Singapore. The workshop was facilitated by Anna-Karin Jatfors, Deputy Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific, UN Women. The other panelists were:

  • Pablo Largacha, Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications Asia Pacific, Coca-Cola,
  • Emmeline L. Verzosa, Executive Director, Philippine Commission on Women, Chair, ASEAN Committee on Women
  • Helen Potiki, ‎Principal Policy Analyst, Ministry for Women, New Zealand
  • Amita Dholakia Chaudhury, Director, Sustainable Business, South East Asia and Australasia, Unilever

Jeannette discussed the frustration of mainstreaming gender in development organizations and programs, but intrigued to find out about private sector's increasing interested in women's empowerment and gender goals. What is still missing is an accountability system that measures results and not just the outputs. Jeannette also presented the W+ Standard as a mechanism to measure impact in women's empowerment at the project level.