Sustainability and Gender Equity

For a better tomorrow, For a better & equal tomorrow

What creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic, and other requirements of present and future generations?

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Yes, sustainability is an idea rather started as a movement where meeting our now needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

We often see people discussing that they prefer ‘quality over quantity’.

What it feels to be being around quality people, all that makes us do better, spending quality time doing things we love brings us joy, developing quality health habits make us feel well. These are all examples of just how important our quality barometer really should be, and how out of touch we may be with it.

In business, quality encourages businesses to ask better questions and develop tools to measure and demonstrate improvement.

Quality plays a matching role in sustainability as CSR in business does, quality is based on a core set of values, such as do no harm, create zero waste, make external costs visible, and “ drive out fear between management and employees.

Sustainability encourages businesses to frame decisions in terms of environmental, social, and human impact for the long-term, rather than on short-term gains such as next quarter’s earnings report. It influences them to consider more factors than simply the immediate profit or loss involved. Increasingly, companies have issued sustainability goals such as commitment to zero-waste packaging by a certain year, or to reduce overall emissions by a certain percentage.

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Gender equity, means fairness of treatment for women and men, according to their respective needs. This may include equal treatment or treatment that is different, but which is considered equivalent in terms of rights, benefits, obligations, and opportunities.

How it differs from gender equality?

If gender equality is the end, gender equity is the means, means to correct all gender biases so that economic outcomes improve for all.

To build a sustainable future, people of all genders must be included in solutions and decision-making for improved, economic, social, and environmental well-being. Education is the key to understanding sustainability and ensuring that people all over the world follow and push for sustainable practices.

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) has made some headway by highlighting that diversity and inclusion in certain industries is material for investors and should, investing in education, promoting women’s health, and ultimately transforming perceptions of gender in the form of challenging gender norms. If we are able to accomplish these things, we can support gender equity and move faster towards a sustainable future.

Contributed By- Jaya Patidar, Content Writer @ Mitti Ke Rang

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