Environment, Sustainability & Energy
Research suggests that women, especially those in decision-making roles, tend to favor environmentally-conscious and eco-friendly policies. The surge of innovation in green technology and energy-related products, along with the emergence of a green job sector, provides new opportunities for advancing economic growth, gender parity and pay equity. The development of green technology demonstrates the overlapping nature of environmental, economic and gender issues. Renewable energy and eco-friendly fuels, such as solar cookers, have significant potential to reduce the burdens of the rural poor, particularly women, and lift communities out of poverty. Policymakers need to ensure that women are provided with equal opportunities to benefit from the emerging green technology sector.
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.