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 Responsible Transformation Guidelines to foster Corporate Responsibility for Inclusive Transitions

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Now that transformation is a permanent dimension of our economies, how can we ensure that any restructuring process considers socio-economic impacts and considers employees fairly, thereby avoiding the reinforcement of inequalities? To answer these questions and help members and the wider business community in this process, B4IG has brought together a Working Group on Responsible Transformation, led by Michelin and Unilever, and encompassing Accenture, Danone, JAB, Hitachi, and Schneider Electric. This group held several working sessions focusing on companies’

B4IG calls to put people at the heart of climate action

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Paris – November 8, 2021 – As governments, businesses, experts, and non-governmental organisations are gathering in Glasgow for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), the B4IG coalition calls to put people at the heart of climate action. Climate change and climate strategies and policies have the potential to cause major social repercussions which need to be addressed in a systematic manner to ensure that no one is left behind. The coalition has adopted a statement on

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 – 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

B4IG Incubator – LinkedOut

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LinkedOut by Entourage is an innovative project helping marginalized people (homeless, refugees...) access employment. LinkedOut uses a unique method to mobilize employers, through positive technology and citizen mobilization, in order to give new visibility to the CVs of excluded people. During the test phase in 2019, 73% of applicants have found employment in less than 3 months and in 2020, despite the COVID-19 crisis, more than 55% of candidates were recruited. LinkedOut operates in the Ile-de-France (Paris area) and Lille,

B4IG Incubator – La Passerelle

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Sodexo is setting up a multi-purpose facility to support social inclusion and improve employability in an underprivileged neighborhood. The Parisian suburb of Clichy Sous Bois is facing an unemployment rate of 30% and a lack of economic attractiveness. La Passerelle is a multi-purpose facility that provides a comprehensive business and social solution. It will contain a vegetable transformation unit, child care facilities, a training center, and a community space. The project aims at creating 20 direct jobs and increasing the

B4IG Incubator – The Industry Academy

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The Industry Academy offers an industrial vocational training program that aims at improving the employability of long-term unemployed people. The initiative onboards long-term unemployed people on a 1-year training program at L’Oréal as automated production line operator, and delivers a certified diploma to facilitate their access to the labor market. In 2025, the project team aims at ensuring that 100% of apprentices will find a job within 6 months after their graduation from the program and therefore exit professional precarity. With

B4IG Incubator – Equality in Vocational Training

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Facilitating the transition from school to employment for underprivileged youth! Every year, around 300 000 young people in Germany, who leave school with a poor or no school leaving certificate, enter a so-called transition system as they don’t have the level to access universities and vocational schools. The transition program is supposed to upskill them and prepare them for an apprenticeship but only 40% of participants exit the program with a solution. The Equality in Vocational Training project aims at transforming

B4IG Incubator – INCLÚYETE

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INCLÚYETE promotes and facilitates the labor inclusion of people with disabilities. It is through a marketplace platform that the project works and connects with corporations and organizations. INCLÚYETE facilitates access to jobs that comply with labor regulations and accessibility standards, ensuring the compatibility of jobs with the needs of disabled people. The program includes a web platform and mobile application, experts to assess companies and candidates, as well as support on onboarding disabled people and social inclusion. The project team aims at facilitating