The Climate 2 Equal Project, which is a call to businesses for a gender-responsive climate action, with IFC and PBC was launched in a kick-off ceremony at Packages Limited Lahore. The aim of this project is to involve women in climate related decision making and promote awareness of the impact of Climate Change on women across the organization. A number of actions have been identified for this project, including green skills development for female employees. A cohort of 34 “Future Women Leaders in Climate Action” will go through climate-related trainings which will help transition into more green jobs. The cohort was joined by their line managers to endorse the leadership commitment in this regard.
Syeda Henna Babar Ali (Chairperson of DIC Pakistan Limited, and Advisor Consumer Packaging Division at Packages Convertors Limited) explained how both causes are strategic to Packages Group. Ms. Nazish Sheikha, Head of the Center of Excellence in Responsible Business (CERB), and Ms. Zara Qaiser from IFC spoke about the concept of the project and the way forward. Ms. Fauzia Safdar Khan from Crowe Pakistan also shed light on the role of women in Climate Action. Former CEO of Starch Pack (A Packages Group company), Ms. Humaira Shazia explained how decision-making as a leader can have an impact on the company’s climate strategy.