The New Shape of Work interview series addresses the challenges and uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus with a focus on how to transition to a more agile workforce for the future.
The COVID-19 pandemic, racial and social unrest, and a growing environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda have all accelerated the need for a more diverse, equitable and inclusive world. Consumers and employees alike are demanding that businesses and governments take a real stand on social justice. This shift gives organizations a unique opportunity to drive positive societal change as part of their own responsibility and sustainability agendas. It's not just the right thing to do – as research has shown, driving a holistic approach to diversity, equity and inclusion can lead to greater innovation and greater productivity.
Our conversation brings two experts from the World Economic Forum, Till Leopold and Gitanjali Chaturvedi, to discuss how companies can make progress on this agenda.
For further insights, check out Pathways to Social Justice: A Revitalized Vision for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workforce, a new paper developed by Mercer and the World Economic Forum.