2.5 million people are trafficked each year, nearly 80% of which are women and girls, with most engaged in the sex trade. The authors make four recommendations for global businesses to exercise leadership in the effort to eradicate human trafficking.
Investing with a gender lens can create financial and social impact by increasing women’s access to capital, promoting workplace equity, and creating products and services that improve the lives of women and girls.
Hiring at professional services firms is highly skewed toward applicants from wealthy families. But this research uncovered a disturbing twist: coming from an advantaged social background helps only men.
Economic development efforts regularly focus on women, often because women are seen as risk averse and more likely to use money prudently. But this seemingly beneficial stereotype can lead to discrimination and unequal outcomes.