Author Archives: Farid Baddache

Macron and the ‘yellow vests’: The real costs of France's energy transition plan

Macron and the ‘yellow vests’: The real costs of France’s energy transition plan

Will France’s grand plan to go green squeeze out the little guy? When President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday announced his long-awaited energy policy for the decade to come, it was with one eye to the “yellow vests” protest movement. The leaderless anti-fuel tax movement, representing a frustrated white middle class, descended on the capital last […]

In response to growing inequalities: official launch of Business for #InclusiveGrowth Platform at Paris Peace Forum

In response to growing inequalities: official launch of Business for #InclusiveGrowth Platform at Paris Peace Forum

Growing inequalities across economies are a killer to democraties, peace and business stability. In response, I was delighted to take part in official launch of “Business for Inclusive Growth” at the Paris Peace Forum in Paris today 12 November 2018. In partnership between OECD and Danone, I have been driving our work at BSR with several colleagues to […]

Two Ways Responsible Investors Can Promote Inclusive Growth

Two Ways Responsible Investors Can Promote Inclusive Growth

A 2015 survey of millennials around the world found that growing economic and social inequalities were their top concern. And it isn’t only millennials: The JUST Capital Roadmap for Corporate America has found for three years in a row that the number one public concern of corporate behavior of persons of all ages, income levels, and political parties is worker […]

How to Calculate a Living Wage for Employees and Contractors?

How can a company ensure that it pays a living wage to its own employees, as well as those employed by its subcontractors and business partners?