Good Practice

Tip Sheet: Guidance for Boards of Directors on Overseeing Gender-Based Violence and Harassment Risk

February 23, 2023

This tip sheet offers guidance to Boards of Directors on the effective governance of gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) risks, including a table of examples of good practices boards of directors can adopt to effectively manage GBVH risks. Directors should understand what adequate GBVH risk management is so they can recognize good practices and exercise better oversight of GBVH matters. Without a reasonable understanding of GBVH issues that can affect their company, directors might not adequately consider stakeholder concerns, such as employees being afforded a safe and harassment-free working environment.