Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy

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Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy

As the primary engine of the economy, business has a fundamental role, responsibility, and self-interest in ensuring that people benefit from and participate in the economy. For this reason, BSR is kicking off Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy, a new initiative to catalyze business action to enable and empower all segments of society to meet their needs, shape their futures, and achieve their potential.

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Launch of Global Impact Sourcing Coalition to Tackle Youth Unemployment and Build Inclusive Economies
JOHANNESBURG, September 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Today the Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC) in collaboration with BSR. The GISC will promote impact sourcing as a hiring...
Sep 13, 2016 9:00 AM ET
Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies Should Be Holistic and Integrated
“Empowerment of the world’s women is a global imperative,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told the audience at the World Economic Forum, in Davos a few weeks ago, as he announced the launch of the UN’s first high-level panel on women’s economic empowerment. ...
Feb 10, 2016 11:05 AM ET
Good Jobs in the Age of Automation: Challenges and Opportunities for the Private Sector
Technology is getting smarter, taking on cognitive abilities and tasks once thought the sole domain of people. In the last few years, declining costs and greater technological sophistication has made automation more accessible to large and small companies alike, increasing the speed and scale of technology uptake, with a range of implications for labor...
Jun 30, 2015 12:00 PM ET
Empowering Women in Kenya’s Tea Sector: Adapting HERproject to the Smallholder Farm Context
Smallholder farmers play an increasingly important role in global supply chains. They make up an estimated 90 percent of the world’s farmers and will be essential to meeting our growing global demands for food. Companies that work with smallholders have a business opportunity and an imperative to support the productivity and sustainable livelihoods of...
Jun 11, 2015 9:00 AM ET
Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy: A Framework for Collaboration and Impact
We are living in an era marked by substantial gains in human well-being but also rising income inequality and persistent jobless growth. Coupled with climate change, achieving inclusive prosperity for 9 billion people without exceeding planetary boundaries is the defining challenge of the 21st century. From the billion people expected to remain in extreme poverty, to...
May 6, 2015 9:00 AM ET