Gender Responsive Due Diligence. What is the future?


The Current Situation

The Dutch are considered an egalitarian society, even while being recognized as leaders in global business.

  • As such, how can it be that amongst the Netherlands largest 100 publicly listed companies, there are more men named Peter (five) than female CEOs (four) and even the top companies for gender equality rate below their global counterparts?
  • Has gender and women’s economic empowerment and resilience (WEE/R) lost out in the bargaining over priorities?
  • Can gender-responsive due diligence (GRDD) address these disparities in Dutch business, particularly in value chains?

Find the answers in this article written by Louise Anten for our initiative Building Bridges for Women’s Economic Empowerment