About the World Benchmarking Alliance

Founded in 2018, the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) is a non-profit organisation holding 2,000 of the world’s most influential companies accountable for their part in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It does this by publishing free and publicly available benchmarks on their performance and showing what good corporate practice looks like.

WBA assesses companies in various benchmarks where relevant every second year, revealing where each company stands in comparison to its peers, where it can improve and where urgent action is needed. The benchmarks provide companies with a clear roadmap of the commitments and changes needed to meet science and society’s expectations of them. They equip all stakeholders, from governments and financial institutions to civil society organisations and individuals – including our community of ‘Allies’ – with the insights that they need to collectively hold the private sector accountable.

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About the Gender Benchmark

The Gender Benchmark assesses companies globally on their gender equality and women’s empowerment performance. It evaluates what companies are doing to ensure that gender equality is respected and promoted – both within their workplaces as well as in their supply chains – through their policies, processes and practices based on publicly available information.

Gender inequality is a social issue that cuts across systems, geographies and industries. Companies are uniquely positioned to address barriers to gender equality and contribute to significant positive gains towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.