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Even today, women, who are more likely to find themselves working informally with no job security, are still not afforded the same access to financial services or conditions as those given to men. While the statistics suggest that the situation is evolving in terms of equal opportunities and access to banking for women, the conventional financial sector is often still geared towards men and formal business structures, overlooking women, who make up a substantial and growing segment of the informal economy.
EIB President Werner Hoyer explains why he thinks the awareness around climate action is growing and highlights the need to act urgently. He also stresses the importance to "bring the word partnership to life" when working with African counterparts.
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Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and founder of Breakthrough Energy, visited the European Investment Bank and signed an agreement with Werner Hoyer, president of the EIB, to accelerate the clean energy transition. During this working visit, Bill Gates also addressed the staff of the EIB and talked about the challenges we face to tackle climate change and work towards sustainable development.
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