Inclusive Sourcing: Good for Business and Good for Sustainable Development


Companies have a unique opportunity to advance economic development through their supply chains by promoting human rights and offering equal opportunity for men and women to develop business solutions that reflect the demographics of the communities in which the company serves. Ensuring women have an equal opportunity to compete through inclusive sourcing policies and practices makes good business sense and is a key pillar of sustainable procurement. Join the International Trade Centre and UN Global Compact for a webinar that will explore the business case for inclusive sourcing and learn about concrete opportunities such as the Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum that facilitate the execution of business relationships between global supply chains and women entrepreneurs. The discussion will be grounded in Principle 5 of the Women's Empowerment Principles (a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact) which encourages companies to expand their business relationships with women-enterprises.