It’s that time of year again that every woman dreads. No, not Valentine’s Day; that’s been and gone. This is another kind of annual event that can be far more depressing for many women – the deadline for businesses to report their gender pay gap.
Our world is facing a series of challenges, many of them exist that no one organisation or even sector can solve on their own. Coalitions are a critical way of addressing these issues by gathering those willing and able to lead the fight on a given issue.
The complexity of these social challenges and the need for urgent solutions has driven home for many the view that no one organisation or sector can solve them on their own. Governments, besieged by trust deficits, financial constraints and political deadlock will struggle to tackle a host of social challenges without leadership from business or non-profits.
The public role of the CEO is changing. Companies, acknowledging the fast-changing expectations of employees, consumers, investors, strategic partners and regulators are thinking carefully about how their business models can solve some of society’s most significant challenges.