ADVISORY, March 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
To commemorate International Women’s Day, Nasdaq and 34 stock exchanges from around the world will join UN Global Compact, UN Women, the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Women in ETFs and the World Federation of Stock Exchanges, to “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality,” raising awareness about the importance of gender equality to sustainable development and business.
In honor of the occasion, Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner, ETFGI LLP and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, will ring the Closing Bell.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
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About Women in ETFs
Women in ETFs (WE) is the first women’s group for the ETF industry. Founded in January 2014, WE is a non-profit organization that brings together 1,700 members, including women and men, in chapters in major financial centers across the United States, Canada, EMEA and Asia Pacific to further the careers of women by leveraging our collective skill and ambition. WE achieves this by organizing events at our chapters globally that support our goals of education, networking, and philanthropy. The three major objectives for WE are: 1. CONNECT: Create opportunities for professional advancement of women by expanding connections among women and men in the ETF industry. 2. SUPPORT: Offer guidance for the current and next generation of women in ETFs. 3. INSPIRE: Provide forums for education and idea sharing across the industry and beyond. Visit us at womeninetfs.com to learn more, join, or sponsor. Follow us on Twitter @WomeninETFs and LinkedIn.
About UN Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals. The UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate practices. Launched in 2000, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 8,000 companies and 4,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 85 Local Networks.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our capital, expertise, and influence, to create opportunity where it’s needed most. In FY15, our long-term investments in developing countries rose to nearly $18 billion, helping the private sector play an essential role in the global effort to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.
About UN Women
UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programs and services needed to implement these standards. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality.
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