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56 private-sector companies sign GBC SDG 5 pledge in 2022

Private-sector companies sign GBC's SDG 5 pledge on 15 December 2022|UAE-based private sector companies that signed the GBC's SDG 5 pledge on 18 January 2022: Dubai Holding; Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC); Majid Al Futtaim Holding; Masdar; BASF; General Mills; General Motors; Mars; MasterCard; Michelin; Mondelez International; Nestle; PepsiCo; Schneider Electric; Standard Chartered Bank; Unilever; and UPS|UAE-based private sector companies that signed the GBC's SDG 5 pledge on 17 March 2022: Coca-Cola; Danone Nutricia; DP World; Kearney; KPMG; and VFS Global (Visa Facilitation Services Global)|UAE-based private sector companies that signed the GBC's SDG 5 pledge on 8 December 2022: Emerson; Accenture; L3Harris; Mediclinic Middle East; Fragomen; Boeing; Oshkosh Defense; Lockheed Martin; Raytheon; EVAP Investment; Viatris; Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi; Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi; Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi; NYU Abu Dhabi; ;|UAE-based private sector companies that signed the GBC's SDG 5 pledge on 15 December 2022: Emirates Group; First Abu Dhabi Bank; Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group; Kaman; Chalhoub Group; Aramex International LLC; Jacobs; APCO Worldwide; Omnicom Media Group MENA; Kraft Heinz MEA; Crescent Enterprises; Saab; Dentons & Co.; Clifford Chance; Charles Russell Speechlys LLP; TVM Capital Healthcare; Brunswick Group; Russell Reynolds Associates.; ;
Suzanne Locke 18 December 2022
Another 18 private-sector companies have signed the UAE Gender Balance Council’s SDG 5 pledge to put women in 30 percent of their local leadership positions by 2025.
The pledge is known as the ‘SDG 5 Pledge to Accelerate Women’s Leadership in the UAE Private Sector’.
The UAE has aligned its vision to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs)SDG 5 is gender equality.
A total of 56 companies signed the pledge in 2022.
The 18 to sign on 15 December were:
  1. Emirates Group
  2. First Abu Dhabi Bank
  3. Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group
  4. Kaman
  5. Chalhoub Group
  6. Aramex International LLC
  7. Jacobs
  8. APCO Worldwide
  9. Omnicom Media Group MENA
  10. Kraft Heinz MEA
  11. Crescent Enterprises
  12. Saab
  13. Dentons & Co.
  14. Clifford Chance
  15. Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  16. TVM Capital Healthcare
  17. Brunswick Group
  18. Russell Reynolds Associates.
Companies that signed the GBC SDG 5 pledge on 15 December 2022

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“Mid-level women need opportunities, and access to the type of experience they will need higher up,” Aurora50 co-founder Diana Wilde says. “Then, on top of this access, we need to encourage women to step forward, to inspire and educate them to take on those roles.”
One of the biggest issues for mid-level women, she says, is getting access to key executive skills such as profit and loss (P&L) or budget experience, which are ‘musts’ for executive roles. It is also important to start women early, to create a lengthy C-suite pipeline, she adds.
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