Closing the inequality gap: What is the role of business in building an inclusive society?

Covid-19 laid bare the widening inequalities around the world and has further increased the gap between rich and poor, men and women; pushing millions into hardship.

Dates Monday, October 5, 2020 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 13:00 to 14:15
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What needs to change now to close this gap and drastically improve conditions and opportunities for those being left behind? Given its role in the economy and society, what can business do differently to help address the impacts and causes of economic inequality?

Chaired by Aris Vrettos, Director, Centre for Business Transformation CISL.


  • Prof Susan Smith: Honorary Professor of Social and Economic Geography, Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge
  • Steve Foots: CEO, Croda
  • Enos Banda: Founder and CEO of the Freetel Group of Companies
  • CISL Senior Associate • John Morrison: CEO, the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)

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