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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.

Inclusive Economy 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.



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, 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.



Our Focus


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 

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Collaborative Initiatives on Inclusive Economy

Global Impact Sourcing Coalition

Global Impact Sourcing Coalition

A forum of the world's leading companies committed to incorporate and scale impact sourcing as a business strategy—ending poverty through procurement.

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Healthcare Working Group

Healthcare Working Group

Improving the industry’s understanding and practice in corporate responsibility, with a focus on access to healthcare

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Healthy Business Coalition

Healthy Business Coalition

Convening cross-industry leaders to expand health and well-being across entire value chains

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HERproject™

HERproject™

Unlocking the full potential of women working in global supply chains through workplace programs promoting health, financial inclusion, and gender equality

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Meet the Team

New York


Sara Enright

Sara Enright

Associate Director

New York


John Hodges

John Hodges

Managing Director

New York


Olivia Li

Olivia Li

Associate

Shanghai


Aditi Mohapatra

Aditi Mohapatra

Director, Women’s Empowerment

New York


Copenhagen



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Our Insights on Inclusive Economy

From the Global Climate Action Summit to UNGA Week

Blog

From the Global Climate Action Summit to UNGA Week

Action to address the social impacts of climate change and other disruptions is essential to reach the SDGs—and that action must be inclusive of those left behind by the many changes remaking the economy.

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Climate and the Economy: The Relationship between Inclusion, Equality, Business, and the Planet

Blog

Climate and the Economy: The Relationship between Inclusion, Equality, Business, and the Planet

There is a critical need for business to support society in adapting to climate risk and to do so in a way that addresses inequality and structural inclusion.

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Climate and Inclusive Economy

Reports

Climate and Inclusive Economy

Climate change and the economy are inextricably linked. This report highlights how companies across sectors can better understand how they can contribute to more climate-resilient and inclusive economies.

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Two Ways Responsible Investors Can Promote Inclusive Growth

Blog

Two Ways Responsible Investors Can Promote Inclusive Growth

Achieving and sustaining inclusive growth is both a significant challenge and an opportunity, and investors can play a huge role in our collective solution.

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