EDGE appoints Low Chin Loo Head of Asia Pacific

Posted on January 5th, 2021

Zug, 5th January 2021// EDGE, the leading global certification standard for gender equality in organizations, today announced the expansion of its work in the Asia-Pacific Region and the appointment of Low Chin Loo as Head of Asia Pacific starting on January 1st, 2021. Under her stewardship, a renowned business leader and visionary in the advancement of gender equality, EDGE will broaden its engagement with organizations in Asia, helping them transforming their workforce by measuring, accelerating and certifying gender equality.

Chin Loo has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry in capital markets. Over the span of her career, she worked for two major banks, DBS Bank and BNP Paribas. She is a firm believer and strong advocate of supporting women in the workplace. She was the founding chairperson of BNPP’s MixCity SEA, a platform that championed women in SEA.
She has been volunteering for the Financial Women’s Association (FWA) of Singapore since its founding in 2001 and was president from 2011-2015. Under her leadership, FWA started the FWA Champions initiative. She also served in the executive committee of BoardAgender. She is an advisor to several tech start-ups and a legislative assistant in parliament. She holds a Master of Science in Applied Finance from the National University of Singapore and an Advanced Certificate in Sustainability and Sustainable Business from Singapore Management University. She is a mother to two grown-up children.

“I am excited to help EDGE expand their presence in Asia, continuing the gender work I am passionate about. I believe that to move the needle towards gender equality, organizations and leaders need to move towards measurement, tracking and reporting. The EDGE Certification assists companies towards their gender equity goals.”

“The huge acceleration to changes generated by the pandemic in 2020 emphasises even more the importance to expand EDGE’s transformational approach and proven methodology, to help more organizations achieve gender equality at work,” said Aniela Unguresan, Co-founder, EDGE Certified Foundation. “Chin Loo brings deep knowledge of the business culture in the region, practical know-how, and long-lasting commitment to gender equality that will help EDGE make gender equality a reality in the workplace for more women and men”.

About EDGE

EDGE Certification’s diverse customer base consists of 200 large organizations in 44 countries across five continents, representing 29 different industries and employing globally more than 2.4 million employees. EDGE certified organizations include global industry leaders such as IKEA, Capgemini, L’Oréal, Accenture, SAP and Pfizer, alongside leading financial institutions, and multilateral development agencies such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, central banks such as the European Central Bank and UN agencies such as UNICEF.

EDGE Certification is a tiered system with three levels of certification – ASSESS, MOVE and LEAD – to enable advancement and recognition of organizations in different stages of their journey towards a gender equal workplace. EDGE engages with organizations to assess and measure four key areas:

1) gender balance at all levels;
2) pay equity;
3) the effectiveness of policies and practices to ensure equitable career flows for men and women; and
4) an inclusive culture.

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