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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

New York


Susan Winterberg

Susan Winterberg

Associate Director, Inclusive Economy

New York


Cecile Oger

Cecile Oger

Associate Director

Paris


Christine Svarer

Christine Svarer

Director, HERproject

Paris


Karlyn Adams

Karlyn Adams

Associate Director

Hong Kong


New York


Tara Norton

Tara Norton

Managing Director

Paris


Copenhagen


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Contact the Inclusive Economy team with any questions.

Our Insights

on Inclusive Economy

Impact Sourcing and Inclusive Supply Chains: A Conversation with Microsoft’s Tim Hopper

Blog

Impact Sourcing and Inclusive Supply Chains: A Conversation with Microsoft’s Tim Hopper

We sat down with Microsoft's manager of responsible sourcing initiatives to discuss it's recent focus on inclusion of people with disabilities in the supply chain and more.

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Automation: How Business Can Lead a Sustainable Transition

Blog

Automation: How Business Can Lead a Sustainable Transition

Adopting these four practices can help companies facilitate a smooth transition to automation.

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Automation: A Framework for a Sustainable Transition

Reports

Automation: A Framework for a Sustainable Transition

This report helps companies navigate the business and social implications of automation and outlines how companies can prepare the workforce for the inevitable changes to come.

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Made in Africa: How the Apparel Sector Can Build an Ethical Sourcing Destination

Blog

Made in Africa: How the Apparel Sector Can Build an Ethical Sourcing Destination

Many apparel brands are starting to source from sub-Saharan Africa. Here's how they can embed responsible business practices and advance women's economic empowerment from the beginning.

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