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‘S- Social’ Aspect Of ESG

Reading Time: 3 minutes The positive impact of quotas promoting women’s representation across regions and countries is well documented. For instance, in April 1993, the United Nations dubbed the 33% quota for women in village council’s leadership as “one of the best innovations in grassroots democracy in the world”. Subsequent studies on the impact of the quotas showed that (a) the service delivery model improved, (b) political and civic participation of women increased, (c) attitude, specifically subconscious bias towards women changed and (d) aspirations of rural parents increased. Though the quota for women’s representation created a cadre of village-level leaders, it is a shame that …

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