Making Supply Chains Safer with Gender Equality Principles

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Making Supply Chains Safer with Gender Equality Principles

By Kelly Eisenhardt
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#Women in global supply chains are most at risk for being victims of slavery. #WEPs seek to change this http://bit.ly/1MX2o @justmeans

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 8:00am

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Interview with Joe Keefe, President and CEO, Pax World Funds

Women working in global supply chains are most at risk for being victims of unfair practices, violence, and slavery. The United Nations recognizes this and has created the Women’s Empowerment Principles to help companies view these issues through the gender lens.

Joe Keefe is President and CEO of Pax World Management LLC. He is a UN-recognized advocate for women’s equality and implements change by encouraging investors to align their investments with their values by supporting global organizations that promote the empowerment and advancement of women. In partnership with Sallie Krawcheck’s Ellevate Asset Management, Joe launched The Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund, the first U.S. mutual fund focused solely on investing in the highest-rated companies in the world in advancing women. He is the recipient of the United Nations’ 2014 Women's Empowerment Principles Leadership Award - Business Case for Action. 

What are the Women’s Empowerment Principles?

The Women’s Empowerment Principles are a set of principles created to guide businesses on how to better empower women in the workplace and community. These principles were created as a joint initiative between the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Initiative with a focus on gender equality and opportunity.

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Keywords: Innovation & Technology | Diversity & Inclusion | Justmeans | Social Impact & Volunteering | gender diversity | gender equality principles | supply chain | women's issues

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