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26th January 2016

#InequalityIs a Barrier to a Sustainable Future

In recent years global income inequality has risen to unprecedented levels and continues to rise. According to a new report from Oxfam, the 62 richest people in the world hold as much wealth as those at the bottom half of the world’s income scale. Inequality has profound negative impacts on the living standards of a whole society and exasperates human rights injustices and environmental degradation.

In a new campaign by the Ford Foundation to tackle inequality they have been exploring exactly what #InequalityIs and how it negatively impacts our businesses and societies. B Team Leader and CEO of Unilever, Paul Polman, and our Managing Director, Rajiv Joshi, both shared their thoughts via video here.

You can explore all the contributors here and contribute what you think inequality is using the hashtag #InequalityIs on social media.