ManpowerGroup Joins World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to Speed Up Collective Impact on ESG

Published on: 27 September 2022
by KnowESG
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ManpowerGroup, a world leader in workforce solutions, has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). ManpowerGroup's membership in the WBCSD will allow it to work with other purpose-driven organisations to accelerate climate action and achieve quick progress on the S in ESG, assisting firms in developing diverse talent at scale and providing meaningful, sustainable work for all.

To mark ManpowerGroup's collaboration with WBCSD, Ruth Harper, Chief Marketing, Communications, and Sustainability Officer, participated in a panel discussion during the organisation's annual conference, which was held in New York during the United Nations General Assembly. Harper addressed the issue of Building Bridges: The Business Case for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.

"We passionately believe that partnerships are critical to making the progress the world needs to see on shared ESG priorities," Harper said. "Together with our partners at WBCSD, we look forward to accelerating Net Positive employment – creating metrics to ensure that people are better off while they are with us or even if they leave us than they were when they first met us. Together, we can broaden diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace, increasing people's employability and providing them with greater control over their prosperity and earning potential."

Dominic Waughray, WBCSD Senior Advisor to the CEO, said:

"We are delighted to welcome ManpowerGroup to WBCSD. Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace is key to building a meaningful and sustainable working life where everyone can thrive and feel trusted and respected. ManpowerGroup will bring their deep expertise of the world's workforce and collaborate with like-minded companies to create positive change."

WBCSD is the world's premier CEO-led network of over 200 of the world's leading sustainable companies collaborating to accelerate the system transformations required for a net zero, nature-positive, and more equitable future.

Source: ManpowerGroup

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