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Social mobility: Shaping the futures of young people in retail and FMCG

12 Mar 2024
People & Wellbeing Stage
People & Wellbeing
Talent is equally distributed, opportunities are not. Businesses have a societal responsibility to ensure they are doing more to help underprivileged young people find employment and thrive in the workplace. The benefits are far-reaching, for individuals, colleagues, communities and business performance. We discuss strategies, business benefits, success stories, and challenges in focusing on improving socio-economic diversity in organisations. We will explore: How The Social Mobility Commission has supported the Co-op's ambitions to becoming more equitable Colleague support and career progression; how to ensure genuine inclusion of underprivileged employees Measuring success