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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 Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Mobilizing the power, resources, and thought leadership of the business community to end human trafficking, including all forms of forced labor and sex trafficking.

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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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Human Rights Working Group

Human Rights Working Group

Working to implement the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights across all industries

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Meet the Team

New York


New York


John Hodges

John Hodges

Managing Director

New York


New York


Olivia Li

Olivia Li

Associate

Shanghai


Aditi Mohapatra

Aditi Mohapatra

Director, Women’s Empowerment

New York


Copenhagen


Susan Winterberg

Susan Winterberg

Associate Director, Inclusive Economy

New York



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Contact the Inclusive Economy team with any questions.

Our Insights on Inclusive Economy

Q&A: The Future of Inclusive Economy

Blog

Q&A: The Future of Inclusive Economy

As part of our Q&A series with our experts on the past, present, and future of sustainable business, we sat down with our Inclusive Economy lead to discuss innovations, opportunities, and challenges in the field.

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Where BSR Will Be During the UN General Assembly and Climate Week NYC

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Where BSR Will Be During the UN General Assembly and Climate Week NYC

BSR staff will participate in events around the UN General Assembly and Climate Week in New York, as we work with the private sector to build climate resilience and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Business Leadership: Continuing to Build the Momentum

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Business Leadership: Continuing to Build the Momentum

As many of us prepare to gather in New York this month for Climate Week and the UN General Assembly, we are also focused on how to translate this important talk into action.

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Sustainability on the Move: Transportation Innovation

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Sustainability on the Move: Transportation Innovation

With transportation infrastructure about to be radically transformed through technological advances like autonomous vehicles, we foresee tremendous opportunities for sustainability.

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