On March 15, an estimated 1.6 million students in 120 countries participated in the Global Student Climate Strike, calling on leaders to act with the urgency the climate crisis needs. Inspired and humbled by their courage, our Leaders shared their support and thanked these students for reminding the world what its leaders are accountable for—their future.
It’s been nearly three years since the Panama Papers leak—and the calls for open beneficial ownership data have grown louder and louder. But with critics arguing that this solution violates privacy rights, is it the best route forward? Together with OpenOwnership and The Engine Room, here’s how we’re working to address these concerns head-on.
March 8 marked International Women’s Day. With this year’s theme of Balance for Better, we’re revisiting some of our favorite reads around how we can achieve gender parity in African business leadership and take action to close the gender pay gap today—rather than waiting the currently projected more than 200 years.
Meet B Team Leader and former Finance Minister of Nigeria Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: a tireless anti-corruption crusader working to build a world of integrity, trust and accountability.
“Get excited about the world we’re going to have that will be so much more healthy, that will be fossil fuel-free, that has to be a more equal world.” Climate change is a man-made problem with a feminist solution. B Team Leader and Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson shares why.
“When someone 10 years from now asks them, ‘What did you do?’ they will not say, ‘I did the best I could.’ Instead they will say: ‘I did everything that was necessary.'” With women at the helm of ambitious climate action, Christiana Figueres, B Team Leader and Convener of Mission 2020, remains a stubborn optimist.
“The courage of the world’s students is inspirational. Let’s follow their lead. There are no jobs on a dead planet?—?the only alternative is to build good jobs on a living one.” To B Team Vice-Chair and ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow, the world’s students have clearly demonstrated why the only transition toward a clean energy economy is a just transition.
“I think the world’s students are teaching the rest of us an important lesson. The question is what we do with it. Will we learn?” Following the Global Student Climate Strike, B Team Co-Founder and Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson urges business, civil society and governments to listen—and act.
“We’re not competing. We’re actually working the same issue but from different angles. And I think the more we can get that understanding into everyone, the better it will be.” When it comes to partnerships between the mobile industry and global NGOs, B Team Leader and GSMA Director General Mats Granryd has a lot to look forward to.
What are the challenges and opportunities of African migrations and its relationship with youth, mobility and jobs? Ahead of Ibrahim Governance Weekend, Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s latest Forum Report, Africa’s Youth: Jobs or Migration?, provides a detailed, data-driven look at these intersections.
With crackdowns on civic space growing around the world, which groups are among the most vulnerable to these attacks? Women human rights defenders. CIVICUS’ In Defence of Humanity: Women Human Rights Defenders and the Struggle Against Silencing details the invaluable contributions these brave advocates make to strengthening accountability across sectors and outlines key recommendations to protect them.
While more and more businesses are hiring refugees, creating inclusive workplace environments for these employees means going beyond existing diversity and inclusion practices. Tent Partnership for Refugees’ and Deloitte’s A New Home For Refugees gives companies the tools they need to truly welcome refugee employees and help them thrive in the workplace.
Companies are beginning to take action on LGBT+ inclusion, but are these grounded in local realities of LGBT+ people? Open For Business’ Channels of Influence: How Companies Can Promote LGBT+ Inclusive Societies outlines five channels of influence that companies can use to advance LGBT+ rights in every country they operate in.