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Rethinking Systems of Decent Work

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A lively, cross-sector conversation on how to build better systems of decent work.

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Welcome to the 2021 Business for Peace Spotlight Series: Rethinking Systems of Decent Work!

Each May, Business for Peace hosts its annual Summit, including the pinnacle Business for Peace Award Ceremony. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we postponed our 2020 Summit and decided to host an exciting new digital event series as a scaled down version of our usual events. In line with our vision to recognise, inspire and accelerate "businessworthy" leadership, we will continue to host valuable, impactful discussions about current global issues affecting sustainability and ethical business leadership.

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The socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 have been severe, exposing existing vulnerabilities and exacerbating inequalities on a global scale. Those with unstable incomes and little-to-no social protections have been pushed deeper into poverty. Women around the world have been left more vulnerable to job and income losses and are at higher risk of experiencing domestic violence and abuse. School disruption and the disappearance of entry level jobs, internships, and job training programmes have marginalised youth and left them with an uncertain future.

As the world “builds back better”, all stakeholders need to come together to ensure that current work systems, labour markets, and employment opportunities are fair, offer social protections, and ensure decent living wages and decent working conditions. They need to be resilient and flexible, designed to protect workers instead of focusing on profits alone.

This is part of the 2021 Business for Peace Spotlight Series.

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  • Moderator, Fiona Reynolds, CEO, Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Guy Ryder, Director General, International Labour Organisation
  • Felicitas Pantoja, CEO & Founder, Coffee for Peace
  • Paul Polman, Co-Founder & Chair, Imagine
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