Employment & Economic Opportunity

Poles Apart: Why People Turn Against Each Other, and How to Bring Them Together

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Why do people become divided? What steps can we all take to reduce hostility and bring about understanding?

Investing Ahead of the Curve, with SYSTEMIQ

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The effects of climate change and the global response to it are already reshaping the global economy. While building a net-zero world – and halving emissions by 2030 – poses an unprecedented challenge, it also presents a compelling investment opportunity. Is it one that forward-thinking corporate leadership and investors are ready to grasp?

Anthro-vision: Gillian Tett in conversation

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Join Gillian Tett as she launches Anthro-Vision, her eye-opening new book explaining how anthropology can help us understand human behaviour in business and beyond.

Unlocking investment in climate resilience and adaptation

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Just as we have seen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, climate change has the potential to wipe out decades of progress in improving the lives and livelihoods of people living in the developing world, and now is the time for collective action.

Green Skills For a Just Transition

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 Join us as we discuss how governments and employers are already seeking to address these crucial challenges to reap the benefits of new green economic activities whilst addressing the social challenges accompanying shifts to more sustainable societies. September 1st, 6pm-7:15pm (BST)

As thousands flee Afghanistan, refugees will need the support of communities to rebuild their lives and thrive

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By the time Ashraf Ghani fled the presidential palace in Kabul, it was already apparent that the Afghan president had set a precedent, and that the Taliban’s rapid repossession of Afghanistan would precipitate the acceleration of an ongoing exodus that would drain the country of countless lives, and the hopes and dreams they had until very recently held for their homeland.

BREXIT: A NEW LANDSCAPE FOR SOCIETAL PROGRESS

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We will discuss the implications of Brexit and opportunities on the horizon – for the future of UK business, environment, policy on citizens’ rights and Britain’s influence in the world today.

BUSINESS AT ITS BEST

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The world needs business at its best – creating opportunities, helping to resolve global issues, and adding value to society. So how can we change the way we do business in order to create a better future for all?

WHY EQUITY MATTERS AND WHY IT MUST BE MEASURED

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Patricia Hamzahee, Founder of Integriti Capital and Conduit member, writes about the vital role data can play in enabling equity of outcomes for Black and ethnic minority-led businesses.

IS DESIGN THINKING THE ANSWER TO FINANCIAL INCLUSION?

“I’ve learned that those who want to use a bank will pay for the interest and the technology because it will still cost them less overall than their current financial habits. Don’t provide poor solutions to poor people. They are smart and they know what they need.”