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This report by WomenRising2030, an initiative launched by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, demonstrates how gender equality in the workplace is key to unlocking significant business growth, and driving positive social and environmental impacts. Released ahead of International Women’s Day 2018, the report argues that women’s leadership in business is critical to driving significant economic opportunities and driving better performance, as well as broader, long-term benefits for society and the environment – opening opportunities for more than US$12 trillion in new market value linked to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The report identifies six leadership competencies critical to successfully developing business opportunities in line with the Global Goals: long-term thinking, innovation, collaboration, transparency, environmental management, and social inclusiveness. Research highlighted in the report underscores that women in business can play a critical role in deploying these six competencies within more gender-balanced leadership teams.

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