Geneva, 26 September 2022 – WBCSD today announces that ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) has joined over 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). In joining WBCSD, ManpowerGroup will collaborate with other purpose-led organizations to accelerate climate action and achieve fast progress around the S in ESG –supporting companies in building diverse talent at scale and providing meaningful, sustainable work for all.
To mark ManpowerGroup’s partnership with WBCSD Ruth Harper, Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer, joined a panel discussion at its annual conference held in New York during the UN General Assembly. Harper provided practical solutions on the topic of Building Bridges: The Business Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Belonging.
“We passionately believe that partnerships are critical to making the progress the world needs to see on shared ESG priorities,” said Ruth Harper, ManpowerGroup Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer. “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 individual employability, and providing them with greater control of 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 in building a meaningful and sustainable working life where everyone can thrive, 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.”