#011 In today’s episode, get ready for a fresh perspective on the Business Case for DEI, as we welcome Amelia Huix, Advisor for Gender Equality at the United Nations Global Compact.
In 2015, the United Nations announced a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by our societies at large by 2030. Gender Equality for all women across the globe is one of them. This means achieving diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces and businesses. The UN Global Compact gathers business organizations committed to the SDGs.
We explore with Amelia how the SDGs are a tool to foster commitment, accountability and transparency for gender equality and DEI in the business field. We discuss how the SDGs participate in building a new social justice case for DEI that goes beyond the business case. We talk about the role that companies and business leaders are expected to play today as social agents of the XXIst century. Are the SDGs the change in paradigme that we need in order to see real and sustainable DEI in all aspects of our economies and societies? Can they gather the buy-in that the business case doesn’t manage to get?
Do not hesitate to follow Amelia Huix on LinkedIn (@Amelia Huix) to continue following her journey as a DEI leader. You can visit her website (http://amelialopezhuix.com/) to learn more about her work as an advisor for achieving the SDG Target Gender Equality, and finally, you can check out the UN Global Compact for more information on how your organization can become a member (https://www.unglobalcompact.org/)
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