Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law. We support good relationships between employers and employees which underpin business success. But when things go wrong we help by providing conciliation to resolve workplace problems.
We also provide good value, high quality training and tailored advice to employers. Our expertise is based on millions of contacts with employers and employees each year and we are governed by an independent Council, including representatives of employer and employee organisations and employment experts.
For further information, please visit: www.acas.org.uk
Business in the Community
Business in the Community – The Prince’s Responsible Business Network – is a business-led membership organisation made up of progressive businesses of all sizes who understand that the prosperity of business and society are mutually dependent.
We use our Responsible Business Map to guide members on a journey of continuous improvement, working across the whole responsible business agenda. From community engagement to employment, diversity and the circular economy, we offer expert advice and specialist resources, driving best practice by convening, sharing learning and recognising great performance across our influential Network.
Through participation in Business in the Community’s groundbreaking campaigns and programmes, businesses can collaborate and help to bring about lasting change on a wider scale which benefits both business and society.
For further information, please visit: www.bitc.org.uk
UN Women UK
UN Women was created in 2010 to direct UN activities on gender equality issues. Before then, no one organisation had the authority to promote gender equality on a global scale and address the serious challenges facing women and girls everywhere.
Our aim is to remove the social and cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from achieving their potential. These barriers exist in public policy, educational opportunity, conscious or unconscious bias, and economic empowerment.
We will have achieved gender equality when women do not experience violence in their homes, when they share unpaid care work with men and are represented at the highest levels of business and politics. Despite positive change, no country in the world has yet achieved gender equality, and the pace of change is frustratingly slow.
As a champion for women and girls, we are a powerful voice at global, regional and local levels. Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, we aim to eliminate discrimination against women and girls. Women should be partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action, and peace and security.
In the UK, UN Women is represented through the National Committee. We focus on:
- Awareness. We raise awareness of the issues, the challenges and the solutions developed by and through UN Women and our partners.
- Advocacy. We speak up with and for others, encouraging governments, the private sector and individuals to support our work here and around the world.
- Activation. We share what we learn and raise funds for our important work to achieve gender equality.
For further information, please visit: www.unwomenuk.org
Pregnant Then Screwed
Working to end the motherhood penalty.
We run a free legal advice line, a mentor scheme for women taking legal action against an employer and a flexible working helpline. We lobby the government for legislative change, organise events to help mums find work that works for them, support mums to start a career in politics, and we document the stories of mothers who encounter workplace discrimination. Together we will stop women getting screwed for using their uterus.
For further information, please visit: www.pregnantthenscrewed.com
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ClimateCare is changing the way governments and business tackle climate and development challenges. The group believes that climate change, poverty and sustainable development are so interlinked that they cannot be tackled in isolation. And, given the size of the challenges, ClimateCare cannot rely solely on government aid to solve them. Businesses, governments and civil society must work collectively to deliver the speed and scale of change required to support a sustainable future.
From its offices in the UK and Africa, it works with hundreds of organisations to deliver integrated Climate+Care programmes which protect the environment and improve lives. To date ClimateCare has improved life for over 6 million people whilst cutting 16.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions and has set an ambitious vision for 2020.
d&i Leaders is pleased to offset the carbon emissions associated with our d&i Leaders Women at Work Summit 2019 attendee travel (including speakers, delegates and sponsors) through our carbon offsetting partner ClimateCare. The carbon footprint of attendee travel is balanced with investment into projects that cut carbon and improve lives.
For example, ClimateCare’s Gyapa stoves project brings energy efficient, clean cooking technology to low income households in Ghana. Household adoption of these clean cookstoves reduces exposure to hazardous indoor air pollutants, a primary cause of respiratory disease, improving the health of the cooks, typically women and children.
The clean cookstoves are designed to allow food to be cooked more quickly and require 50-60% less fuel, saving families money and protecting Ghana’s forests, which have one of the highest rates of deforestation in Africa. Stoves are manufactured locally, allowing specialist skills to be developed bringing additional income to businesses within the Gyapa supply chain.
For further information about the projects we are supporting, please visit: https://climatecare.org/projects