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Sep 26, 2017

Case Study—The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. is one of Japan’s major banks and has more than 150,000 employees. This case study discusses how the bank supports workers with family care obligations through childcare subsidies and other programs. Following the initiatives, the bank has improved the retention of new mothers.

English | 19 pages | IFC

Sep 26, 2017

Case Study—Borusan. Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare

Borusan Group is one of Turkey’s leading industrial conglomerates, employing around 9,000 people in 12 countries. This case study examines the company’s childcare initiatives, which include subsidies and financing of the construction of crèche facilities.

English | 21 pages | IFC

Sep 26, 2017

Case Study—Akamai. Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare

Akamai has one of the world’s largest cloud-delivery platforms, with nearly 7,000 employees in more than 50 countries. This case study discusses how Akamai supports working parents in its U.S. operations by providing back-up care benefits. These benefits help make the company a competitive employer in a tight labor market.

English | 17 pages | IFC

Sep 26, 2017

Case Study—Afrifresh. Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare

Afrifresh is a South African producer and exporter of fresh fruit, with buyers in over 50 countries. This case study discusses how Afrifresh helps working parents by providing childcare on its farms. Following the initiatives, the company saw a boost in its retention rates and greater access to experienced workers. It now has a greater availability of workers during the busy harvesting periods.

English | 15 pages | IFC

Mar 6, 2017

Report—Investing in Women: New Evidence for the Business Case

This report demonstrates how IFC clients, including banks and agribusiness companies, have benefited from developing and implementing gender-smart solutions. Evidence shows that investing in women as employees, entrepreneurs, customers, and community partners can help companies in several ways, from broadening the talent pool to increasing productivity, providing an opportunity to transform local and global markets.

English | 80 pages | IFC

Mar 1, 2017

Case Study—SolTuna. Gender-Smart Solutions Reduce Employee Absenteeism and Turnover in Solomon Islands

This case study discusses IFC’s work with SolTuna—the only tuna-processing facility in Solomon Islands—to implement a series of gender-smart initiatives, which are expected to help the company earn an additional $1.58 million through increased productivity and save $166,000 a year in reduced staffing and overtime costs. The study is part of IFC’s report Investing in Women: New Evidence for the Business Case.

English | 4 pages | IFC

Mar 1, 2017

Case Study—NCS Holdings Inc. Drives Women’s Leadership in Papua New Guinea

NCS partnered with IFC to identify and address barriers to women’s employment that originate in and outside the workplace. NCS is strengthening its workforce and successfully establishing itself as an employer of choice for women in Papua New Guinea. This case study is part of IFC’s report Investing in Women: New Evidence for the Business Case.

English | 4 pages | IFC

Mar 1, 2017

Case Study—Meghmani Organics Limited. Employing Women Catalyzes Change at a Chemical Plant in India

In India, IFC encouraged its client, Meghmani Organics Limited, to hire female employees at its newly built plant in Gujarat. This involved overcoming social conventions and legal restrictions. After doing so, Meghmani was able to substantially broaden its labor pool and to break new ground for gender equality in a sector that was traditionally closed to women. This case study is part of IFC’s report Investing in Women: New Evidence for the Business Case.

English | 4 pages | IFC

Mar 1, 2017

Case Study—Business Coalition for Women. Addressing Gender-Based Violence with Companies in Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, gender-based violence is widespread, with 94 percent of employers saying their staff has likely experienced it. To address this and other gender-related challenges, a group of companies came together under the IFC-sponsored Business Coalition for Women. This case study discusses how coalition members are supporting their employees and reducing the costs of gender-based violence by implementing policies and working to change public perceptions. The study is part of IFC’s report Investing in Women: New Evidence for the Business Case.

English | 4 pages | IFC

Feb 21, 2017

The Business Case for Women's Employment in Agribusiness

This report was prepared by IFC as part of a work program on women’s employment in agribusiness funded by the World Bank Group’s Private Sector Window of the Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality. Download full report or read five individual case studies.

English | 125 Pages | September 2016 | IFC

Nov 7, 2016

SheWorks Knowledge Report: Putting Gender-Smart Commitments into Practice

This report marks the completion of the IFC-led SheWorks global private sector partnership to advance employment opportunities and improve working conditions for more than 300,000 women by 2016. It consolidates the knowledge, best practices, and lessons learned during the two-year SheWorks partnership so that other companies committed to investing in women’s employment can benefit as well. The report also captures, on an aggregate level, the progress made by SheWorks member companies towards realizing their commitments.

English | 146 Pages | IFC

Oct 3, 2016

Investing in Women along Agribusiness Value Chains

The report helps companies identify potential benefits from closing gender gaps in each stage of the value chain. The publication reviews women’s contributions and constraints within each stage and outlines solutions for the private sector, demonstrating the business rationale for making gender-smart investments, and presenting best practice case studies.

English | 65 Pages | IFC