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Time to think and act differently to create a ‘just and regenerative’ future and tackle inequality

As calls to create a ‘just and regenerative’ future get louder, Dr Sally Uren, Chief Executive of international sustainability non-profit, Forum for the Future, explores how thinking and acting for a just and regenerative could help address inequality.

Dr Sally Uren, Chief Executive, Forum for the Future

September 21, 2022

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Diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace: a lever for businesses to tackle inequalities

Achieving sustainable progress on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) inside an organization is challenging. Hiring employees from underrepresented groups is a critical first step, but ensuring that they develop, grow and thrive ultimately matters more.

Julie Coffman, Partner and Chief Diversity Officer at Bain & Company

September 8, 2022

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Measuring impact to foster diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces

Initiatives to cultivate diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace are no longer just nice to have—they’re business critical. Unlocking the potential of every employee sows the seeds of innovation, success and meaningful change that stretches far beyond the four walls of an organization.

Silke Muenster, Chief Diversity Officer, Philip Morris International

August 31, 2022

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A new role for business in the battle against inequality and climate change

There was a time when societal problems were seen as the exclusive responsibility of governments. But that’s no longer the case.

Tom Brown, ESG Special Adviser & Emeritus Global Head of Asset Management, KPMG International

August 24, 2022


How businesses have a unique opportunity to promote inclusive practices in their supply chains

In today’s context of growing inequalities, an increasing number of companies want to leverage their procurement strategies and programs to support vulnerable groups who do not benefit from job creation or progress towards fair wages to the same extent as others.

Camille Putois, CEO of Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG)

July 27, 2022

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Why we need to close the corporate accountability gap if we want to tackle inequality

While the world’s largest companies are becoming more valuable, powerful and concentrated, the number of people living in extreme poverty could increase to over one billion by 2030.

Gerbrand Haverkamp, Executive Director, World Benchmarking Alliance

July 20, 2022

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Responsible investors can help businesses tackle inequality

Inequality in income, wealth and well-being has been increasing for the past 40 years. But the economic disruption caused by the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with the war in Europe, adds new urgency to the challenge.

Catherine Howarth, Chief Executive, ShareAction

July 14, 2022

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Identifying and responding to climate change and other key megatrends in ways which ensure respect for human rights and tackle inequality

At Arcadis, our ‘Maximizing Impact’ strategy rests on two pillars: taking care of people and our planet.

Peter Oosterveer, CEO, Arcadis

July 6, 2022

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To address inequality, companies should put human rights at the core of how they do business

There are many ways we can talk about inequality and many lenses through which we can analyze its causes and consequences. But if companies are to step up and play the role they should in tackling inequality and building more sustainable societies, they must first double down on their efforts to do business with respect for human rights.

Caroline Rees, President & Co-founder, Shift

June 23, 2022

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Tackling inequality – an integral component to long-term business success

As more and more boardrooms have sustainability at the top of their to do lists, Peter Bakker, President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), warns that if tackling inequality is not a key part of your plans, your sustainability efforts will fail, and your business will suffer.

Peter Bakker, President and CEO, WBCSD

June 10, 2022

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The Business Commission to Tackle Inequality makes the case for business to take a stand on inequality

A new report by the Business Commission to Tackle Inequality (BCTI), Tackling Inequality: The Urgent Need for Business Action, underlines mounting inequality as a critical systemic risk and makes the case for business to take urgent action to address it through six key areas.

June 8, 2022

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New Podcast launched by WBCSD & UNICEF on Tackling Child Labor

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and UNICEF have launched a podcast on the critical role of responsible business conduct in the fight against child labor.

May 26, 2022

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