The European Investment Bank adopted the EIB Group Gender Strategy on 13th December 2016, building upon an extensive review of and alignment with relevant EU legislation and policy documentation, in particular, the EU’s Gender Action Plan 2016-2020 and the Commission's Joint Staff Working document on Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality 2016-2019.
The Strategy further contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, whereby Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 5 aims to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” by 2030, whilst gender equality is mainstreamed across all other SDGs. It aims at embedding gender equality and, in particular, women’s economic empowerment in the Group’s activities, covering EIB lending, blending and advisory activity both inside and outside the European Union. It will support the protection of women’s and girls’ rights, enable the EIB to increase its positive impact on gender equality, and help focus support on projects that increase the participation of women in the labour market and economy.
Publication Date: 13.12.2016