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Building an Inclusive Recovery : the B4IG coalition’s roadmap

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This position paper clarifies the ambitions of the B4IG coalition through a roadmap built in collaboration with the member companies to advance Inclusive Growth. It covers key areas of action on which members are willing to work to implement the B4IG Pledge that is anchored in three objectives that are fundamental to inclusive business: advancing human rights in direct operations and supply chains; building inclusive workplaces; and promoting inclusion in company value chains and business ecosystems. Read the full pdf

The B4IG Incubator program – a unique experience!

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The first cohort of the B4IG Incubator has brought together a group of diverse projects from different countries and industries. What they have in common is that they are all aiming at overcoming a challenge to make their businesses more inclusive and to provide underprivileged people with access to financing & technical support, goods & services or training & employment. For the past months, the Incubator has been working with them to achieve their goals. To give an insight into

To Recovery & Beyond: Building an Equitable and Inclusive Future of Work

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This position paper clarifies the ambitions of the B4IG coalition through a roadmap built in collaboration with the member companies to advance Inclusive Growth. It has been prepared by the Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) coalition of companies, in collaboration with the OECD. Specifically, the paper has been written by the B4IG Working Group on Inclusive Workplaces, chaired by Accenture. Below is the executive summary : read the full paper here. A Moment of Awakening The global economy stands at a

The coalition held its annual board meeting.

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The coalition held its annual Board meeting on November 12 and adopted a strong roadmap calling businesses and governments to coordinate their efforts to define a common approach to tackle inequalities in the wake of the current economic and social crisis. Hosted by Camille Putois, CEO of B4IG, it was co-chaired by Angel Gurria, Secretary General of the OECD, and Emmanuel Faber, Chairman and CEO of Danone, with the participation of the CEOs and chairpersons member of the Board including

IGFF Marketplace: Fastroad, an inclusive transport project

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Manuel Bonnet is the Managing Director for Fastroad. Last week, he presented his project to the investors of the Inclusive Growth Financing Forum Marketplace. We asked him a few questions on Fastroad, and how the Marketplace could help the project.  You are the representative of Fastroad. What is Fastroad about? We are transport specialists from the Social Economy: our offers include transport for people with reduced mobility, and we have created jobs for people with disabilities. Since 2016, we have

B4IG launches the Inclusive Growth Financing Forum’s Marketplace

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A year ago, at the Paris Peace Forum, President Emmanuel Macron and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria launched the Inclusive Growth Financing Forum, a locus for interaction between member companies of Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) and the financial sector, to better understand how inclusive growth could be financed going forward. In a short year, the IGFF has become a venue where impact investors focusing on inclusive growth investments can interact with B4IG corporates and provide feedback on financing and non-financing

B4IG Incubator: Drones for Smallholder Farmers

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BASF’s B4IG project Drones for Smallholder Farmers aims to build an inclusive business model facilitating access of smallholders to drones for spraying crop protection products under an affordable farm service scheme, in countries that allow the use of drones for agriculture. By doing this, smallholder farmers could benefit from higher efficiency in crop inputs, reduced working time and minimized potential exposure to agrochemicals, as compared to the application with backpack sprayers. Drone solutions enable high-speed spraying and precision,

B4IG Incubator: Setting a new standard in vocational training with Henkel

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Recognizing the talents of youth through a new standard in vocational training: Henkel is a partner of the program Equality in Vocational Training which, with more than 100 German companies, is addressing the mismatch between unemployed youth and vacant apprenticeship positions. In Germany, each year around 50,000 students leave school without a school-leaving qualification, while about the same number of apprenticeship openings cannot be filled due to a lack of suitable applicants. The program is reshaping vocational training around three pillars:

B4IG Incubator: Finding a way back to a stable job with LemonAide’s inclusive recycling

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Lemon Aide is an inclusive recycling enterprise that operates waste recycling via social inclusion and back-to-work programs. The company develops a network of recyclable waste collection in urban areas where unemployment rates are high and recycling performance is poor. Unemployed people are hired and join an eight-month-long socio-professional integration program. They acquire recycling industry-related skills and benefit from social support, training, and mentoring. The project started in 2016 and has, to date, created 30 jobs, empowered 63 people, and

B4IG Incubator: Equal opportunities for the youth thanks to a “Passport for Inclusive Success”

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France counts more than two million young people living in underprivileged neighbourhoods called “QPV”. For them, financial barriers have come with social and educational obstacles. Together with L'Ascenseur, a group of non-profit organizations and social entrepreneurs for equal opportunities, BNP Paribas is working on the challenge of making the bank’s products and services more accessible and affordable for the most disadvantaged youngsters, especially to allow them to continue their studies and follow their career path. Through the participation in the B4IG accelerator