11:30 - 12:30

Workshop 2A

Presented by Allspring Global Investments:

Paving the way: How can gender equality in education positively impact climate change.

There is substantial evidence pointing to strong correlations between gender equality in education and better environmental outcomes. How does educating girls contribute to climate resilience, adaptation and mitigation?

  • How can we better empower women, especially around body autonomy and women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights?

  • How can we ensure that girls have the opportunity to study not only basic education but the kinds of fields that drive innovation in the green economy?

  • We will also discuss how girls’ education is a foundational pathway to getting more girls and women in leadership positions, particularly in climate decision-making bodies

  • How can we really begin to catalyse broader systems’ transformation through investment in girls’ education that can help tackle not only the climate crisis but also its underlying social and structural drivers?


Hosted in-person by Deirdre Flood CFA, Head of International Client Group, Allspring Global Investments, and Hannah Skeates, Co-Head of Sustainable Investing, Allspring Global Investments

Joined virtually by:

  • Christina Kwauk, Nonresident Fellow - Global Economy and DevelopmentCenter for Universal Education, Brookings Institution

  • Fiona Mavhinga, Founding Member and Executive Advisor, CAMFED Association

  • Lucia Fry, Director, Research & Policy, Malala Fund

  • Julieta Martinez, Future Rising Fellow, Girl Rising

  • Ayọmide Ṣolanke, Future Rising Fellow, Girl Rising