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Inclusive Economy

We work with companies and partners to build an economy in which all individuals and communities participate in, benefit from, and contribute to global and local economies.

Overview


Our Approach

Our inclusive economy strategy builds on two decades of work with our member companies and partners to integrate human rights, inclusive supply chain practices, robust stakeholder and community engagement, and transparent reporting into business practices.

Our approach is twofold—increasing our members’ and partners’ understanding of and collaboration around key issues impacting inclusion in the global economy, and integrating new inclusive-economy tools and strategies into our core sustainability services.

Areas of Focus

  • Promoting women’s full economic participation
  • Promoting good jobs that enable strong livelihoods
  • Providing access to essential goods and services
  • Making investments for prosperous local communities

Business Benefits

We believe that businesses should consider inclusion explicitly within their operational and sustainability strategies, including human rights policies, shared value programs, or supply chain strategies.

Exclusion carries significant risks to operational efficiency, social license to operate, social stability, and the overall health of the economy. By contrast, inclusion drives innovation and expands market opportunity, mitigates risks, improves operating environments, and promotes long-term growth.

More Information

Complete Overview (PDF)

Meet the Team

for Inclusive Economy

Karlyn Adams

Karlyn Adams

Associate Director

Hong Kong


Hong Kong


New York


San Francisco


Cecile Oger

Cecile Oger

Associate Director

Paris


Christine Svarer

Christine Svarer

Director, HERproject

Paris


Copenhagen


Susan Winterberg

Susan Winterberg

Associate Director, Inclusive Economy

New York


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Our Insights

on Inclusive Economy

A New Era: Optimizing Chinese Industry in the Age of Automation

Reports

A New Era: Optimizing Chinese Industry in the Age of Automation

This report details automation and other shifts in Chinese industry and the global supply chains operating in the country, as well as recommendations to prepare workforces in China for the workplaces of tomorrow.

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Responsive and Responsible Leadership: A Look Ahead at Davos

Blog

Responsive and Responsible Leadership: A Look Ahead at Davos

Responsible leadership, now more than ever, demands that all of us—as citizens, workers, politicians, and business executives—defend essential values and principles.

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Sustainable Business Leadership in 2017: Game On

Blog

Sustainable Business Leadership in 2017: Game On

Looking ahead to a new year with new conditions, here is our suggested playbook for how business can lead in this new environment.

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BSR Conference 2016: Andy Stern Discusses Universal Basic Income

Blog

BSR Conference 2016: Andy Stern Discusses Universal Basic Income

Watch Andy Stern's plenary address from the BSR Conference 2016, where he shared his thoughts on the concept of a universal basic income and how leadership and being bold can accelerate progress.

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