sharing in governance of extractive industries
What a year 2018 has been in the world of stakeholder engagement, public affairs and corporate social responsibility. There’s a buzz in the air like we’ve never seen before: campaigns against plastic usage, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) becoming a key business priority, and Millennials changing the business world.
In some respects, this change has manifested intangibly, through vectors like technology and social media. But in other ways, it has been much more visible, such as the growing number of women in C-level and decision-making positions.
This isn’t merely feel-good news for women: it also bodes well for our collective future. Researchers at Catalyst and Harvard Business School (HBS) have found that what’s good for women is good for business and for society as a whole. According to Gender and Corporate Social Responsibility: It’s a Matter of Sustai..., companies with more women at the top may be better practitioners of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Prior Catalyst research has also shown that such companies also financially outperform, on average, those with fewer women in senior leadership roles.
So who are these women who are helping companies drive profitability as they advance the notions of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility? Here are 10 women we think are worthy of mention, 3 of which are from mining organizations.
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