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

B4IG Newsletter

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B4IG Newsletter, October 28th, 2022 Edition In this issue:    B4IG published its Human Rights Toolbox on Agency Workers & Service Providers! B4IG published its Operational Recommendations on Ethnic Diversity & Inclusion!    OECD COP27 Virtual Pavilion and more! B4IG continues its work to equip member companies and the business community with operational and practical tools. This month, we were thrilled to publish two major achievements of the coalition, the Operational Recommendations on Ethnic Diversity & Inclusion and the Human Rights

B4IG publishes Operational Recommendations on Ethnic Diversity & Inclusion

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Businesses in today's world are expected to play a proactive role in advancing ethnic and racial Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in the workplace, in value chains and ecosystems. How can companies ensure that their strategies and work environments are inclusive and offer equal opportunities for all? How can D&I strategies be implemented across global organisations? More specifically, how can companies address ethnic and racial injustices in European markets where the legal structures and dialogues on the topic differ and manifest

B4IG publishes its Human Rights Toolbox on Agency Workers and Service Providers

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The latest International Labour Organisation’s 2021 Global Estimates indicate that 27.6 million people are entrapped in forced labour. Diverse crises in recent years – armed conflicts, COVID-19 pandemic, climate change – have led to unprecedented employment challenges, disruption in education, increase in extreme poverty, forced migration and a surge in inequalities. In line with the B4IG pledge on Inclusive Growth, to advance human rights in direct operations and supply chains by working to combat child labour and forced labour and

B4IG Newsletter

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B4IG Newsletter, September 20th, 2022 Edition In this issue: Let us take collective action on inclusive recycling! The Human Rights Toolbox on Agency Workers & Service Providers to be published this week! Agenda of the October 6th and 7th Internal workshop. and more! How to turn the ecological transition into an opportunity to create a more inclusive economy? The question, which is at the heart of the concept of Just Transition, is critical for the activity of solid waste management.

Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) Board Meeting

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The B4IG Coalition held its Board Meeting on June 23rd, co-chaired by Emmanuel Faber, Co-chair of B4IG, and Laurence Boone, OECD Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist. There were productive discussions amongst the participants, which included member companies’ CEOs and B4IG partners. The two key topics on the agenda were: living wage and social-related disclosures.   Living Wage: How to Scale Up? Following introductory remarks by Nicolas Hieronimus, CEO of L’Oréal, and Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever, Board Members shared the

B4IG publishes its Inclusive Sourcing Methodology

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Inclusive Sourcing has become a topic of interest as procurement activities and spend represent a significant opportunity for companies to promote inclusive practices and maximize their “inclusion footprint”. Yet, understanding and assessing the impact of your suppliers’ operations and the challenges they are experiencing is a complex task , especially for global businesses. How can companies help support and empower vulnerable workers within their supply chains? How can companies ensure inclusive practices are adopted in their supply chains and leverage

B4IG Newsletter

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B4IG Newsletter, May 25th, 2022 Edition In this issue: An outcome-based financing vehicle to support the inclusion of Ukrainian refugees in the workplace? The 2022 Incubation Program has started! Launch event for the B4IG Inclusive Sourcing Methodology. The business case for living wage. and more!   Corporations have shown exceptional leadership in supporting Ukrainians impacted by the war. They immediately undertook actions to support their staff and their families as well as donate products and services to the displaced and