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B4IG Incubator- The Inclusive Site : Strengthening workers’ rights on construction sites

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Companies in the construction sector often employ workers from vulnerable backgrounds, like migrant workers. They frequently work in complex construction projects where their rights are not sufficiently respected and enforced. The consequences are, for example, poor working conditions and a high number of work-related injuries To address this problem, Ylva's project The Inclusive Site wants to create an inclusive culture on construction sites and actively dismantle potential barriers to fair treatment of workers. This includes different aspects like the creation

B4IG Incubator – 2020 Cohort Touchpoint

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  The 2020 cohort of the Incubator's acceleration program has made successful progress.  6 months after the end of their acceleration, the project leaders came together to exchange on their projects’ development and challenges. We are very pleased to share that all teams have advanced their roadmap that was designed during the acceleration program. Some projects are under replication already! Project leaders have leveraged learnings and connections from the acceleration and have formed a strong community that will continue to

B4IG – Financing Forum

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The IGFF held its first financing workshop last month, gathering B4IG members and partners around the question « How can corporates and investors partner to fund inclusive growth? In which priority areas? ». The objective was to provide a collaborative space for corporates and investors to share, brainstorm and prioritize inclusive areas and programs. 7 priority inclusive growth themes were collectively identified: Elimination of Forced Labour and Child Labour: Partnerships between corporates and suppliers, agency workers and service providers to eliminate forced labour

B4IG Incubator – Cocagne Network

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The Cocagne Network - Professional inclusion through organic gardening. People who have been socially and professionally excluded often struggle to reintegrate into the demanding job market. The therapeutic benefits of working in nature can help to slowly reconnect. The Cocagne Network, which partners with Caisse des Dépôts as part of their territory development, comprises over 100 back-to-work gardens and promotes the return to employment of women and men in precarious situations. It allows them to (re)build a professional and personal

B4IG Incubator – Vulnerability Index in Action

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Due to the social complexities of Brazil - a country with a high index of poverty and informal jobs, and at the same time one of the fastest growing economies in the world - classifying vulnerability at the individual level without stigmatizing individuals is challenging. To address this problem, L'Oréal, together with social research experts, developed a multi-criteria evaluation tool to define and sort vulnerability levels in their partners' workforce. During their participation in the acceleration program, the project wants

The B4IG Coalition pushes forward Living Wage as a Corporate Priority

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Co-chaired by Mathias Cormann, Secretary General of the OECD, and Emmanuel Faber, the coalition held its Board meeting on June 21. The members of the Board held several working sessions on key topics to promote inclusive growth and fight against inequalities. The meeting culminated with a major decision that confirms B4IG's leadership on the social dimension of sustainability, the adoption of a statement calling to action on living wage. The B4IG coalition welcomes the Call to Action on Living Wage

B4IG Incubator – La Collecte

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Valorizing second hand digital equipment to reduce digital exclusion and electronic waste. Due to the COVID crisis, being digitally connected has become more important than ever. While many companies are updating their digital equipment and don’t know what to do with their old devices, there are still many people who are digitally excluded because digital devices are too expensive. To address these discrepancies, the project La Collecte valorizes companies' second-hand digital equipment donations by transforming them into low-cost digital solutions

B4IG Incubator – Masi-Bambi-Sane

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In 2021, Danone launched a pilot project converting plastic waste to create desks for pre-schools to allow children to socially distance and be safe during the Covid pandemic. Every child had their own desk, a consideration taken for granted in many western societies. Sustaining such a project will require partnerships with like-minded industry partners, waste pickers and regulators to work together. This naturally led to Danone reaching out to B4IG to help them build a valued win-win model for all

B4IG Incubator- Digital Upskilling for Immigrant Youth

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ACCES is a Canadian employment organization currently working with Salesforce and Accenture on social barriers and roadblocks related to youth careers. They are addressing the need to create strong career development opportunities for immigrant and refugee youth by providing them with professional soft skills as well as digital upskilling with basic technology coupled with more advanced platforms.  After a pilot session, 80% of graduated participants have been hired. ACCES aims to foster partnerships at the B4IG coalition in order to

B4IG Incubator – Path to Migrant Professional Inclusion

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As one of the world’s biggest fast moving consumer goods companies, Henkel has been working since 2016 with Deutsche Post-DHL, Deutsche Telekom, and the German Federal Employment Agency, in order to offer long-term language and vocational training to refugees. Refugees receive the opportunity to convert a multi-stage internship into an 18-month fixed-term employment relationship. To date, 100 applicants have raised their German language level, an essential first step! Henkel aims to learn from the B4IG coalition to increase its number