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Finding the keys to unlock the potential of female entrepreneurs

Marianna Mamou, (Mar 8, 2021)

Comment: Marianna Mamou of UBS Global Wealth Management says in order to address the fact that only 2% of startup funding goes to women-led ventures, we first have to understand what’s causing the dearth of funding

CBI calls for urgent action to tackle white male syndrome

Terry Slavin, (Oct 7, 2020)

With only 37% of FTSE 100 boards having any ethnic minority representation, and women faring little better, leading UK businesses have launched a campaign to scale up diversity and inclusion

In the afterglow of Davos, will it be more than business as usual?

Márcia Balisciano, (Jan 28, 2020)

As civil society and governments increasingly focus on concrete efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, business must step up and do its part, says Márcia Balisciano of RELX, who chairs the UN Global Compact Network UK

Five sustainable business trends to watch for in a critical year

Lauren Compere, (Jan 22, 2020)

Lauren Compere of Boston Common Asset Management says companies and investors will have to urgently step up their ESG work on multiple fronts in 2020 and beyond

‘Young activists are calling for ambitious action. We must all be activists now'

Lise Kingo, (Jan 2, 2020)

The UN Global Compact’s Lise Kingo urges business leaders to stop the slide backwards on climate and the SDGs and urgently course-correct

‘Why are boards still pale, male and stale? Shouldn’t we have solved this years ago?’

Terry Slavin, (Mar 19, 2019)

Gender issues, financing the SDGs, and debate over CSR vs ESG were hot topics during the first day of Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit New York, reports Terry Slavin

Why 2019 should be the year of action on gender equality in supply chains

Joky Francois, (Dec 16, 2018)

Joky François of Rainforest Alliance explains how attention to diversity and inclusion is rising up the corporate agenda

How trusteeships can help women crack the glass ceiling

Helen Simpson, (Sep 7, 2018)

Trustees Unlimited chair Helen Simpson relates how board-level volunteering organization Step on Board is helping fast-track women into leadership positions in their own companies

The US firms opening their doors to greater diversity

Diana Rojas, (Jun 20, 2018)

Diana Rojas reports on CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, a group of 400 companies, started by PwC, who are trying to tackle America’s race divisions in their organizations, and reaping the business benefits

Lise Kingo: ‘We have to spark a gender equality revolution’

Terry Slavin, (Jun 20, 2018)

UN Global Compact CEO Lise Kingo tells Terry Slavin why Global Goal 5 has to be on all companies’ radar

‘There is no Plan B’: Lise Kingo to urge greater action on SDGs at RBS Europe

Terry Slavin, (Jun 7, 2018)

In an interview ahead of this week's conference, the UN Global Compact chief tells Terry Slavin that 2030 may seem a long time off, but there is not a moment to waste to tackle the greatest transformation challenge the world has ever faced

Why women can lead the way on achieving the Global Goals

Gail Klintworth, (Mar 7, 2018)

On International Women's Day, the Business and Sustainable Development Commission's Gail Klintworth argues that SDG 5 on gender equality is just the start. Female leadership is crucial to meeting all 17

L’Oréal first company to partner C40 cities on empowering women

Diana Rojas, (Mar 17, 2017)

The French cosmetics company pledges to help 10 cities mobilise women to lead the fight on climate change at Women4Climate conference in New York

Female cocoa farmers ‘key to Divine Chocolate’s success’

Terry Slavin and Rebecca Ley, (Mar 15, 2017)

Gender quotas at the Ghanaian co-operative that supplies the UK Fairtrade company have been transformative, says CEO Sophi Tranchell. FTSE companies should take note. Terry Slavin and Rebecca Ley report

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