Making the Economy Work for Everyone: Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy

Jan 29, 2014 12:00 PM ET

By Jessica Davis Pluess, Manager, Partnership Development and Research, BSR

Although we’ve made incredible strides in economic and social progress in the past fifty years, there is a growing consensus that the global economy isn’t working for everyone.

As the primary engine of the economy, business has a fundamental role, responsibility, and self-interest in ensuring that people benefit from and participate in the economy. For this reason, BSR is kicking off Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy, a new initiative to catalyze business action to enable and empower all segments of society to meet their needs, shape their futures, and achieve their potential.

In our first article, we offer perspectives on the complex challenges and significant opportunities that await business in building an inclusive economy, and we invite you to join us. In future articles and papers, we will provide more details on the changes business can make to achieve this vision.

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