The Great Debate UK
-Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke is the founder of Women’s Worldwide Web – an online charitable organisation designed to help empower women with access to micro-finance loans, education, mentoring and networking. The opinions expressed are her own.-
“To reach a tipping point towards a new era of sustainability”: this is the urgent goal of the business, government and civil society leaders who convened in New York City for the recent U.N. Global Compact Leaders Summit.
In its effort to mobilize the global corporate community around the values and best practices of corporate responsibility, this gathering could not have been more timely.
The world is still suffering the fallout of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. In addition to wreaking far-reaching damage in high-income countries, the financial crisis has had an egregious effect on child and maternal health, gender equality, access to clean water, disease control, and hunger levels worldwide.