How to Consider Gender in Social Responsibility
The seafood industry is starting to examine its engagement with women’s empowerment and gender equity. For many companies, uprooting gender inequities across the value chain is both good for society and good for business. However, only a fraction of companies are addressing gender-based issues and opportunities.
Today the case for building environmentally sustainable businesses is undeniable, and there is a strong global movement of corporations that have made public commitments to environmental stewardship.
This work is ongoing, but it is not too early to explore what we can learn from the successful integration of environmental sustainability across corporate value chains. How can we adapt the approaches used in that effort to build a similar movement to eliminate gender disparities?
This session will be an opportunity for thought-leaders working on gender in seafood value chains to share their experiences, to explore lessons learned from market-leaders and NGOs, and to open up discussion to generate ideas on how supply chains can address gender equity as part of the sustainable seafood movement.