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The Economic Power of Gender Equality

Pursuing diversity and an equal role for women in the economy, in decision-making, and in policy debates is not just about social justice or correcting current and past wrongs. There is ample empirical research demonstrating that it also delivers better results for people, for the planet, and for profits.

LUXEMBOURG – It is hard to find a word that is more relevant to the world’s greatest challenges and policy priorities than “inclusion,” the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day. Inclusive, green economic growth that benefits all of society is an essential component of sustainable prosperity, social cohesion, competitiveness, and geopolitical stability. Supporting a “just transition” that includes all members of our societies is crucial to ensuring that climate action and the digital transformation lead to a more sustainable and secure world.