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The Future of Society: Putting intersectionality into practice

Sep 22
Date and time
Tue, 22 September  @  19:30  -  20:15
Webinar United Kingdom
Open to BITC members and non-members
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Open to BITC members and non-members

Tue, 22 September 2020  @  19:30  –  20:15

This online event is hosted with Business Fight Poverty and One Young World and is part of the SDG Action Zone.

The SDG Action Zone will take place during the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Week to provide space for deeper conversations, debates and will showcase core areas for accelerating action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

About the event
This session will bring together leading experts and practitioners to unpack the multiple and inter-related sources of discrimination, such as gender, race, sexual orientation, and disability, that people face and that inhibits progress across multiple SDGs.

The speakers will explore the role that business can play, in partnership with others, to drive an equitable future. – The session will provide practical guidance and space for peer discussion. This will include examples from across the business value chain; from inclusive product design and procurement, to marketing campaigns tackling stereotypes as well as innovative human resources policies on domestic violence and paternity leave.


  • David Grayson CBE, Emeritus Professor of Corporate Responsibility at the Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University & Chair, Carers UK
  • Jane Pillinger, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Department of Social Policy and Criminology, Open University 
  • Jodi Harris, Global VP of Marketing Culture & Member Global Diversity & Inclusion council, AB InBev
  • Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community
  • Alice Allan, Senior Adviser, Business Fights Poverty (moderator)


This webinar would be of interest to human resources and diversity and inclusion managers, as well as responsible business leaders.

While in many regions the focus is still on the emergency response to the pandemic, we need to start thinking now about what actions we can take to rebuild better towards 2030. This must include action to tackle the inequities that the pandemic, alongside movements such as Black Lives Matter and MeToo, have highlighted. The multiple dimensions of inequity require system-level solutions, the changing of social norms and the development of broad-based partnerships.

Contact details and further information
For more information, contact Elena Perez, Events Manager at BITC.

Full joining instructions for this webinar will be sent shortly before the event.

Please note this event is part of the SDG Action Zone and will be held online at 2:30 EDT (19:30 BST) in order to accommodate participants joining from different countries in the world

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology. Details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.

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