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In light of the Gender Equality Forum 2017, Helle Bank Jorgensen, President of the Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC), sat down with Paul Polman, Unilever CEO for an interview and asked the following questions on Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment, and more. Helle: Why is Gender Equality important to you and Unilever? Paul: Addressing barriers to gender equality is not just the right thing to do, it’s also vital for our future growth. We at Unilever consider the respect and promotion of women’s rights and the advancement of women’s economic inclusion both a human right as well as a business priority. By promoting the formal and active participation of women in the economy, we aim to transform lives, families, communities and economies. Globally, it is acknowledged that empowering women economically creates a ripple effect on families, communities and economies. In turn, we have the opportunity to grow our markets, brands and…