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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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The business case for paying a living wage

New report by Shift, Business Fights Poverty, and the University of Cambridge highlights how paying living wages throughout core operations and the value chain strengthens business performance, resilience, and stability.

May 18, 2022

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WBCSD and Deloitte release new guidance to help business support health and wellbeing in the workplace

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and Deloitte have today launched new guidance to support the global business community in advancing workplace cultures that protect and nurture the highest standards of employee wellbeing.

January 25, 2022

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UNICEF and WBCSD launch guidance for business leaders on how to step up efforts to eliminate child labor

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and UNICEF today launched a new guide for business leaders on how to take action to eliminate child labor.

December 10, 2021

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Skilling youth in a post-pandemic world: How business can make a difference

Against a backdrop of rapid technological advances, a range of socio-economic trends and the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic, the world of work is changing at a pace and depth that poses serious challenges to people, business, and society.

July 13, 2021

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