30.03.2020

UKRSIBBANK signs the Declaration – for Gender Equality: UN Sustainable Development Goals

UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group signed the Declaration for Gender Equality and Prevention Domestic Violence to commit the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 #5 “Gender Equality” and # 8 “Decent Work and Economic Growth”.

“UKRSIBBANK as Top-Employer in Ukraine is pleased to sign this Declaration. International studies confirm that women’s professional skills contribute to active economic growth. Gender balance in business helps to better understand the market needs and promotes better decision-making in large organizations,” said Yanina Olkhovska, Director of Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility and Engagement at UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group. — The Bank pays great attention to equal rights. Back in 2011, the bank introduced gender equality policies. I would like to point out that today our team has more than 5000 employees, 76% are women, 59% in managerial positions.”

Supporting women and believing that they are able to change the community, society is a worldwide trend. Leading companies are committed to helping women effectively combine careers, business and parenting, are learning to look for development opportunities and make decisions to be an entrepreneur.

For example, the largest European international banking group BNP Paribas — main shareholder of UKRSIBBANK, actively supports women entrepreneurs, creating favorable conditions for starting their own businesses and develop the huge potential of women.

Back in 2018, BNP Paribas Director Jean Laurent Bonnafe became the ambassador of the UN Global Movement — HeForShe, a movement that encourages men to support women’s initiatives and advocate for equality in society. Last year, UKRSIBBANK also supported the HeForShe initiative in Ukraine, thereby emphasizing the importance of gender equality and creating favorable conditions for women’s careers and businesses.

“To help women develop their potential, in 2019 UKRSIBBANK launched the Women in Business Program and conducted a series of free seminars in different Ukrainian cities. We want women to use their talent, skills, creativity for a better future,” continued Yanina Olkhovska. — This year we have already prepared a new stage of the “Women in Business” program”.

UKRSIBBANK is a regular partner of key events that engage women and girls to develop. Just last year, the bank supported a number of projects, including Women of Ukraine 2019, the Connecting Women International Conference, the European Mathematical Olympiad for Girls, and the UN Congress HeForShe, etc.

The signing of the Declaration on Gender Equality and Prevention of Domestic Violence in Support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals took place during an online forum for the corporate sector to show how big, medium and small businesses benefit from equality and prevention of domestic violence organized by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and expert organization CSR Development Center with the British Embassy Kyiv support.

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