Business Disruption Feared by Corporate, Sustainability Leaders if Roe vs. Wade Rollback Occurs: Survey
Women+ in Climate Tech Survey Also Reveals Projected Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Budgets and Hiring
RALEIGH, N.C. and LONDON, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Women+ in Climate Tech, a global organization amplifying the voices of women+ in climate, today released the results of its survey on two issues impacting Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG): projected ESG budgets and hiring given market tumult and inflation, and potential business impacts of a rollback of reproductive rights (i.e. Roe vs. Wade).
With just over 100 respondents—close to 47% of whom are sustainability officers, 24% are other corporate leaders, 23% climate founders and entrepreneurs, and 6% are investors—the survey revealed:
"In addition, respondents are concerned about the future of reproductive rights in the United States. After 50 years of reproductive rights embedded in the American economy and society, a potential rollback of Roe v. Wade is likely to have deleterious effects on both. States which curtail reproductive rights are likely to pay a significant economic price," says Paul Whiteley, Emeritus Professor of political economy at the University of Essex, United Kingdom, and consultant on this survey.
"At a time when female talent is in high demand, especially in fast-growing such as climate tech and sustainability and after COVID's deleterious effects on women workers, it is clear from this survey that supporting reproductive rights with actions such as expanded health benefits, may help companies in the race to recruit and retain talent," continued Whiteley.
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