Breakout Session | Stage 2

Host: Business Fights Poverty, Business in the Community, One Young World

While in many regions the focus is still on the emergency response to the pandemic, we need to start thinking now about what actions we can take to rebuild better towards 2030. This must include action to tackle the inequities that the pandemic, alongside movements like Black Lives Matter and MeToo, have highlighted. The multiple dimensions of inequity require system-level solutions, social norms change, and broad-based partnerships. This session will bring together leading experts and practitioners to unpack the multiple and inter-related sources of discrimination, such as gender, race, sexual orientation, and disability, that people face and that inhibits progress across multiple SDGs. The speakers will explore the role that business can play, in partnership with others, to drive an equitable future and what more needs to be done – providing practical guidance and space for peer discussion. This will include examples across the business value chain; from inclusive product design and procurement to marketing campaigns tackling stereotypes as well as innovative human resources policies on domestic violence and paternity leave.



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September 22, 14:30
14:30 — 15:15EST(GMT-4) (45′)

Gender Equality, Health, Inequalities, Leave No One Behind, People

| Host: Business Fights Poverty/ Business in the Community/ One Young World |, Alice Allan (Business Fights Poverty), David Grayson CBE (Carers UK), Jane Pillinger (Open University), Jodi Harris (AB InBev), Maria-Noel Vaeza (UN Women), Sandra Kerr CBE (Business in the Community), Zubair Junjunia (ZNotes / One Young World Ambassador)