Embedding Intersectional Thinking Into The Sustainability Strategy


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Session Overview

Companies are grappling with very complex societal and environmental system level issues that require a different and more inclusive ways of thinking and addressing these issues.

Intersectionality describes the way in which the different layers and systems of inequality ‘intersect’ to create unique experiences, dynamics, and effects. A concept originating in social studies but is very much relevant to how businesses today need to think about their role in society and towards the planet. This fireside chat looks at how to incorporate intersectional thinking in the implementation of the Better Connections Plan, the company’s sustainability strategy.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Embracing Multifaceted Identities: Acknowledge that individuals embody multiple aspects of identity that influence their life experiences and leadership styles.
  • Intersectionality in Leadership: Understand the importance for leaders to embrace intersectionality, recognizing the complexities of diverse identities in a rapidly changing world.
  • Benefits of Intersectional Thinking for Companies: Learn how companies can gain by incorporating intersectional thinking, which includes recognising ‘blind spots’ and identifying previously overlooked market segments.

The session is for you if…you’d like to learn about how to incorporate intersectionality in a business context.

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