Every Day We Need to Take Action to Be Bold for Change

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The first Women’s Day was organized in 1909 to protest working conditions for women in New York City’s garment industry. It has since grown into a global movement to advance women’s equality, commemorated every year on International Women’s Day.

What was true more than a century ago holds true today: no country, organization or economy can achieve its potential without the full and equal participation of women and men. Eliminating barriers that discriminate against women not only leads to economic growth, it also benefits men and boys, families, businesses, and entire communities.

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eC2: Study on Using Climate Auction Model To Catalyze Energy and resource Efficient Buildings

Deadline: 17-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Climate-Change-Story-Banner
The PAF in conjunction with EDGE and the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) has
been exploring the opportunity of combining the PAF climate auction model with EDGE voluntary certification to catalyze the green building sector in developing countries and to help avoid lock-in to energy inefficient, polluting, and expensive assets. Under this approach, the PAF would offer an innovative, results-based approach to incentivizing private sector investment. The EDGE certification would provide a metric against which to disburse funds

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She Works – IFC Report

sheworks_socialpostcards_v2_2This report marks the end of the IFC-led SheWorks global private sector partnership to advance employment opportunities and improve working conditions for more than 300,000 women by 2016. It consolidates the knowledge, best practices, and lessons learned during the two-year SheWorks partnership so that other companies committed to investing in women’s employment can benefit as well. The report also captures, on an aggregate level, the progress made by SheWorks member companies towards realizing their commitments.

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A Focus on Green Buildings to Give the “Edge” to Tackling Climate Change

In the global effort to minimize the effects of climate change by drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions, buildings can play a vital role.EDGE

They account for 18 percent of total emissions today, and are responsible for 60 percent of the world’s electricity usage, 25 percent of water usage and 40 percent of materials.

Those figures are certain to rise. By 2050, two billion more people will live in cities, a 50 percent increase from today.

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