Category Archives: Gender Equality

Phased approach for the Gender Benchmark in times of COVID-19

Since the launch of our Gender Benchmark methodology on 31 March, we’ve connected with a number of target companies who have expressed concern around their ability to deliver to our original timelines given the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking into account these concerns, we will undertake a phased approach and plan to publish […]

Gender Benchmark methodology addresses need for better data

Gender inequalities persist around the globe. Now more than ever, there is a need to close the global gender gap, and we believe companies are uniquely positioned to do so across their entire value chains.   While there are a growing number of resources available to support companies in their push for gender equality and women’s empowerment, stakeholders are still looking […]

Gender Benchmark – feedback received on the draft methodology

The World Benchmarking Alliance’s Gender Benchmark seeks to measure, compare and incentivise corporate impact on gender equality and women’s empowerment across the entire value chain. In its first iteration, the Gender Benchmark will focus on the apparel industry, assessing and ranking 36 of the most influential global apparel companies. Background On 16 December 2019 we […]

Third roundtable Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment Benchmark and its key takeaways

In 2020, we will rank the 36 most influential global apparel companies in our Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment Benchmark (GEWEB). During the development of the methodology for this benchmark, we held a third roundtable on 9 December 2019 in Bangalore, India.   This roundtable brought together 16 participants from across 12 leading global apparel […]

Draft methodology Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Benchmark

Today, 16 December 2019, we are happy to publish the draft methodology for the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Benchmark (GEWEB). We invite all interested stakeholders to review the methodology and provide us with feedback by 31 January 2020 via this link.  GEWEB seeks to measure, compare and incentivise corporate impact on gender equality and women’s empowerment across the entire value chain. It starts with a spotlight on […]

Progress on the development of the Gender Equality & Empowerment Benchmark

WBA held its second roundtable for the Gender Equality and Empowerment Benchmark (GEEB) on 2nd June 2019 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The roundtable brought together 24 participants from across non-governmental organisations (NGOs), multi-/bi-lateral organisations, companies, financial and research institutions to discuss the latest progress on the development of the GEEB and to help evolve it.

Digging deeper into SDG 5: measuring and incentivising corporate performance on gender

Danielle Burt, who leads the Gender Equality and Empowerment Benchmark at WBA, introduces the benchmark at a web seminar hosted by ISEAL Alliance. Together with a panel, she discusses the importance and challenges of measuring and incentivizing corporate performance on gender.   

Initital scoping report on Gender Equality and Empowerment

This report explores the need for a new gender equality and empowerment benchmark that builds on the great gender work that exists today. This benchmark measures companies’ progress against SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and recognizes key overlaps with other SDGs. This report suggests that a new benchmark requires an approach that is integrated (covers the […]