The pandemic has deepened inequality. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless before the challenges we’re facing. But, if nothing else, our collective response to the pandemic has shown that we have an incredible capacity for change. What if we could emerge from this pandemic with an increased appetite for change? What if we decided to take this as a pivotal moment to change our course?
This 4 part series will take a selection of the UN Sustainable Development Goals as starting points, and discuss how we can be empowered to make changes in our everyday lives that can have impact. With insights into current research and work in these areas, as well as open and interactive dialogue among the participants, our goal is that you will leave these sessions not overwhelmed but empowered with new awareness, food for thought, and tangible tips.
“To build and sustain brands people love and trust, one must focus-not only on today but also on tomorrow. It’s not easy…but balancing the short and long term is key to delivering sustainable, profitable growth-growth that is good for our shareholders but also good for our consumers, our employees, our business partners, the communities where we live and work, and the planet we inhabit” – Irene Rosenfeld
Today, most companies either work on a global scale or have links to international partners and suppliers. But how many think about our planetary limits and incorporating ecological sustainability and global diversity in their business practice? In the global business climate, it is essential to not only utilise insider expertise but work in conjunction with the expertise of policy-makers and campaigners. Women & girls do 3 times as much unpaid work and domestic care as men, the global gender pay gap is stuck at 16% and 87% of the decision-makers at the peace table are men.
It is imperative that in our business policies, we look to eradicate these inequalities to move towards a global business narrative together, one that incorporates equality and corporate social responsibility at its core. In this last session of the series, we will dive into the issues we, as leaders and workers, face in our everyday lives and highlight steps we can take to create tangible change in the business environment that surrounds us.
*This event is free to attend, please register HERE.
**This event will be held online.