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

12 Mar 2024
People & Wellbeing Stage
People & Wellbeing , Future Leaders

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
Parminder Kholi, Senior Vice President Europe, Middle East & Africa - Shell/The Social Mobility Commission
Paul Gerrard, Campaign and Public Affairs Director - Co-op