Insights Issue 2: The Business Case – Is the Business Case for Including Women Enough to Drive Change?
Is the Business Case for Including Women Enough to Drive Change?
In this brief, we present a plethora of evidence on the business case for including women, share what we have learned about the importance of– as well as surface debates and tensions around – the business case, and offer how gender-inclusive business and investment can be built by capitalizing on the business case.
We conclude with the most powerful actions that investors, enterprise support organizations, enterprises, and donors can take to move the needle on women's inclusion, and share tools for doing so.
This paper draws from interviews with over 100 experts, investors, enterprises, and enterprise intermediaries – primarily in emerging markets – as well dozens of publications, countless case studies, and our own work over the last decade at Value for Women.
Value for Women is a global advisory services firm with a mission to promote women’s participation and leadership in business, finance and investment around the globe, with a focus on emerging markets.