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Vice President Harris Announces Commitments Exceeding $900 Million for the Women in the Sustainable Economy Initiative

Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday announced the Women in the Sustainable Economy (WISE) Initiative, which the White House says supports the 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) theme of "Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All." Its goal is to strengthen women's economic empowerment globally.

The initiative contains over $900 million in commitments from governments, private sector companies, foundations, and civil society. The funds will bolster women's economic participation in key sectors such as clean energy, fisheries, recycling, forest management, and environme...

 

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