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21st January 2016

Sharan Burrow: Time for Business to End Inequality

In this post Sharan Burrow calls on businesses around the world to take a look at the business models they preside over. When we consider growing inequality and the negative impacts on society it is easy to see that shifting 'business as usual' away from low wage, worker exploitation and human rights abuses is to the benefit of all.

Sharan discuss two key conversations at the World Economic Forum last week on how we change this prevailing model. Both initiatives seek a radical shift in the way we treat people at work, founded in the belief that we are never going to be able to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and a better world for all unless we start by affording people in the workplace rights, dignity and respect.

You can read more about the initiatives discussed and Sharan's call to action in the full post here.