Private Sector

Photo: Courtesy of Vatanika
Photo: Courtesy of Vatanika

UN Women is committed to working with the private sector on common agendas leveraging collective strengths and creating shared value.

Why UN Women?

We deliver value to our partners in several ways:

  • UN Women’s partnerships with companies are underlined by shared agendas. This provides an opportunity to build corporate networks and relationships with like-minded business and philanthropic leaders.
  • UN Women has a global mandate to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality and, by partnering with UN Women, businesses receive global recognition for their transformative efforts to reach parity and ensure that no women or girls are left behind. UN Women can offer strengthened visibility of your positive contribution towards women’s empowerment and gender equality through communication and public relations support.
  • UN Women can offer guidance in conducting business in an equitable and sustainable manner.
  • UN Women is not only an ideal partner to implement solutions aimed at promoting gender equality; we are also primed to convene government, corporate, civil society, and grassroots leaders and individuals to broker a variety of partnerships.
  • Partnering with UN Women in cause-related marketing can help businesses increase awareness of their brand, enhance relationships with their clients and suppliers, and increase their sales and market share.
  • Partnering with UN Women can enhance your brand awareness and brand trust through UN Women’s wide communications channels and networks and collaboration with Goodwill Ambassadors, High Net Worth Individuals, celebrities and Gender Champions.

Partnering with UN Women: Businesses and Philanthropies

Partnering with UN Women: Businesses and Philanthropies

UN Women seek high-impact partnerships with industry leaders and philanthropies for their knowledge, expertise, and positioning to strengthen operations, amplify advocacy and find innovative solutions to achieve SDG5. Together, UN Women and the private sector partners can drive meaningful and long-lasting impacts.

There are many benefits from partnering with UN Women. To recognize valuable work and generous contributions, UN Women provides communications and public relations support for maximum visibility of the partnerships. In addition to global recognition and visibility, partners have the opportunity to build corporate networks and relationships with like-minded businesses, philanthropic leaders, and client bases in UN Women-led initiatives such as the Generation Equality Forum, HeForShe, the Unstereotype Alliance, and the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). Our private sector partners may also experience positive effects on their overall businesses through collaborating with UN Women, for example, higher sales, stronger customer and supplier relationships, and a boost to employee morale and loyalty.

Partnerships with UN Women can take various forms: shared value and programme innovation, cause-related marketing, customer fundraising, employee giving, pro-bono services, access to advertising spaces and communications channels, mentorship and training, flexible funding, and specific funding for countries or programmes. Read more