How Businesses Can Invest in Women and Realize Returns

This brief expands the business case for private sector investment in women’s health and empowerment in three sections:

  • Opportunities for Action
  • Mapping
  • Recommendations

It reviews 26 various private sector investments in women’s health and empowerment. These range from workplace programs led by apparel, agriculture, consumer goods, microfinance, and electronics companies; to investments in technology, information, and networks by communications companies to improve women’s health and wellbeing.

The brief states that the private sector – particularly companies with supply chains that employ disproportionate numbers of women such as apparel, agriculture, home goods, and electronics – are uniquely positioned to reach millions of women with the health and empowerment information and services they need to improve their lives.

Last modified: March 25, 2019

Language: English