Female managers assume a more active role in promoting the sustainability agenda and implementing corporate ESG standards
The whole topic of ESG and the whole agenda in general is one which is characteristically female, broadly speaking, because the whole goal of sustainability is to care for future generations. Ultimately that’s more of a female attribute. Our efforts to achieve gender equality aside, we all recognize that each sex has innate qualities. In that respect, caring for future generations clearly fits in more with women’s roles — Natalya Nevmerzhitskaya, Chairman of the Board, Association of Energy Suppliers.
The energy industry is the driver of the Russian economy. It’s also a very socially responsible sector. I’m not just talking about the benefits that energy companies give their employees. I’m talking about the environments and cultures within these companies that emphasize the development of human capital and human resource development, as well as respect for individuals. […] It goes without saying that Russia is a socially-oriented state, and by definition the energy industry puts people first. The energy industry plays a critically important role in ensuring the continuity of supply and energy security. It forms the basis of social wellbeing, — Anastasiya Bondarenko, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.
In 2021, women held 24% of board seats on average worldwide. In Europe, 32% of board members were women, compared to 28.6% in South America — Tamara Merebashvili, Deputy General Director, Head of the Corporate and Property Relations Unit, Corporate Secretary, PJSC Inter RAO; Chairman of the Board, Digital Energy Association.
I think that there’s nothing stopping men or women becoming professional leaders. There are probably fewer women in those positions because that’s women’s choice. I’ve never witnessed men limiting women’s career progression in any way. There are less women in those positions, but that’s women’s choice. I’ve never been challenged by a man, only women — Maria Tikhonova, Deputy General Director for Regulatory Relations, Rosseti.