Women and climate

Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow

WID Net Zero Partnership

The transition to net zero must be gender inclusive and promote women’s economic empowerment

As the world continues to respond to climate change, the 10th edition of our Women in Work Index reveals how the net-zero transition could exacerbate workplace gender inequalities.

You can find out more about the employment impacts of the transition to net-zero through a gender lens in this HeForShe X PwC article written by Divya Sridhar, Alexandra Lockyer, and Priyanka Kanani (authors of the PwC Women in Work Index 2022).

Read the article here

"Business and governments can do more to provide targeted support for women to help them take advantage of new green jobs. This includes identifying barriers to entry for women in green growth sectors, upskilling and reskilling and improving access to finance for female entrepreneurs who will play a key role in the transition to net zero.”

Emma CoxGlobal Climate Leader, PwC

Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow

In our ‘gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’ video our women leaders and advocates working in climate from across the PwC Network share their perspectives on the importance of a sustainable and gender-equal future. It’s imperative that we both include and role-model the voice of women on the twin challenges of climate and gender equality.

We are focused on contributing to the debate and highlighting these twin challenges, for example, through:

  •  our net-zero analysis in our Women in Work Index,
  •  a toolkit we developed under our Work and Opportunity for Women programme (funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office [FCDO]) for how businesses can achieve a gender-just transition to net zero, and
  • our research with UNICEF and Generation Unlimited, identifying how skills are critical to achieving net zero, and the transition to net zero will exasperate inequalities, particularly for women.

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Aoife Flood

Aoife Flood

Senior Manager, Global Inclusion and Diversity, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

Tuneet Bahi

Tuneet Bahi

Manager, Global Inclusion and Diversity, PwC United Kingdom