Investing in women isn’t a zero-sum game. That’s because women generally reinvest 90% of their income in their families and communities. Women tend to use their success to create opportunities for others, creating a virtuous cycle of change that can benefit entire societies, economies – even the planet.
It’s why a cornerstone of our Sustainable in a Generation Plan is our Thriving People ambition: To meaningfully improve the lives of people across our value chain to enable them to thrive. To do this, we work with a network of partners – from NGOs to governments – to increase farmer incomes, respect human rights and unlock opportunities for women.
We spoke with some of our women climate leaders about how we’re unlocking those opportunities for women across the world.
Lisa Manley, who leads a team dedicated to improving the lives of people across our value chain, shares her thoughts on the important role women play in climate action.
Nici Bush, our Vice President of Innovation Science and Technology, points out that gender discrimination is muting too many women’s voices from the climate conversation.
Stefanie Straub, our Vice President and General Counsel, says global businesses like ours need to more to ensure work empowers women.
Amber Johnson, our Global VP of Cocoa, says we’re working diligently to create a cocoa sector where human rights are respected, the environment is protected and everyone – especially cocoa farmers – can thrive.