Inclusive Economy Overview
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.
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, supply chain continuity, social and political 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 and a strong middle class.
We work with organizations to support the following objectives:
- Create good jobs that enable strong livelihoods
- Provide access to critical products and services
- Engage communities and governments to enable inclusive economic growth
- Understand the implications of automation, the sharing economy, the future of work, and other disruptions to the global economy