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B4IG publishes Fair Recruitment Toolkit for Employers & Service Providers


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In today's global economic setting, an increasing number of workers travel outside their home countries in pursuit of decent work, better livelihood opportunities, and stable environments. These migrant workers represent almost 164 million people worldwide, with women making up 48.4% (ILO, 2022). They play a core role in the global economy by bridging critical labour shortages in destination countries and by developing their own countries through business, trade networks and remittances. During this professional journey, workers, particularly low-skilled workers, can

B4IG Operational-level Principles & Wording for Grievance Mechanisms in Supplier Codes of Conduct


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Companies have a responsibility to respect  human rights across their supply chains through Human Rights Due Diligence processes and requirements, including the set-up of effective grievance mechanisms. Given the complex nature of global supply chains, providing access to remedy remains a challenge, but the methods to provide access to remedy, including grievance mechanisms, are considered in a number of upcoming reporting standards, benchmarks, and ratings, with increasing reference to the supply chains as they pose higher risks. In this context,

The B4IG Coalition accelerates action on the Living Wage


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In June 2021, Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) published a statement calling on the global business community to support efforts toward closing the living wage gap. By taking a public stance on living wage, member companies decided to make it a priority and committed to take action to achieve living wages. Since then, our coalition has been working with OECD, key stakeholders, including living wage pioneers, NGOs, and business organisations to enable companies to learn from their peers and share

B4IG publishes Key Learnings from its work cycle on Living Wage


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Companies have a key role to play in contributing to an economy that supports decent living standards and sustainable growth. As such, paying a living wage is a key component of respecting Human Rights. It contributes significantly to alleviating poverty, while providing significant business benefits, such as talent retention, higher productivity, and improved quality of the services provided. Living wage commitments have become an essential part of corporate policies while external pressure on companies is intensifying notably with the inclusion

Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) Board Meeting


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The coalition held its Board Meeting on April 13th, 2023. It was co-chaired by Ilham Kadri, CEO of Solvay and Chair of WBCSD, and Yoshiki Takeuchi, OECD Deputy Secretary General, along with the participation of member companies’ CEOs, their representatives and B4IG partners.   Joint platform with WBCSD B4IG Board Members advanced on the project of joining forces with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)’s Tackling Inequality work to form a joint platform for business action to drive enhanced impact at

B4IG publishes 13 indicators to analyse and measure the social challenges of the Just Transition


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During the COP26 in November 2021, B4IG adopted a statement on the central role that businesses have to play in ensuring the social challenges of the ecological transition are met, by partnering with governments, social partners, and other stakeholders. Since then, the coalition finalised the selection of indicators, with the support of different stakeholders, to accompany negatively impacted stakeholders, and more specifically: workers, local communities, society and consumers. The objective of these indicators is to help companies identify, assess, and address

The B4IG Coalition elects Ilham Kadri, as its New Co-Chair to direct the next phase of the coalition


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We are excited to share that the B4IG Board Members elected Ilham Kadri, CEO and President of the Executive Committee of Solvay as the new Co-Chair of B4IG. Her new leadership will direct B4IG into the next phase of business action on inequality. Read more on: https://www.b4ig.org/articles-all/november-17-b4ig-annual-board-meeting-the-b4ig-coalition-elects-ilham-kadri-as-its-new-co-chair-to-direct-the-next-phase-of-the-coalition/

Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) Annual Board Meeting


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B4IG held its Annual Board Meeting on November 17th, co-chaired by Emmanuel Faber, and then Ilham Kadri, CEO of Solvay and Yoshiki Takeuchi, OECD-OCDE Deputy Secretary-General. Board Members elected Ilham Kadri, CEO and President of the Executive Committee of Solvay as the new Co-Chair of B4IG. She succeeds Emmanuel Faber, who has been co-chairing the coalition since its launch during the G7 Summit in August 2019. Ilham Kadri’s new leadership will direct B4IG into the next phase of business action on inequality. As part of this, B4IG

The B4IG Incubator’s 2022 Cohort Film


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As the 2022 B4IG Incubator cohort's acceleration journey is coming to an end, the Incubator would like to take some time to acknowledge what an incredible experience it has been to accompany this year’s projects! In 2022, we supported 10 social innovation projects, which focused on promoting 4 of the B4IG Working Groups – Diversity & Inclusion, Access to Essential Goods and Services, Just Transition, and Inclusive Sourcing – in 7 countries around the world. Diversity & Inclusion: Family Friendly