How can we think globally and act locally in order to build effective diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategies?

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Global Goals 2022 – Day 2

Hosted with the IFC
This session explored how to identify strategies to advance diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces in a global context. Operating in local markets requires cultural intelligence to recognize common needs which can shape corporate priorities and those unique to specific geographies. As we tackle intergenerational issues such as climate change and the future of capitalism, understanding what social and economic equity looks like in different parts of the world.

We learned how to navigate tensions between local business actions and global DEI policies. We developed joined-up business strategies towards a forward facing DEI approach. We met experts and practitioners tackling these challenges so that you can continue the conversation after the event.


Rani Pooran, Program Lead, DEI, IFC, World Bank Group

Richard Stallings, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager, Novozymes North America

Beatriz Tumoine, Global Social Impact Director, CEMEX

Mahmoud Bah, Deputy CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Deepika Omprakash Yadav, Project Manager and Gender Equality Lead, DEI, IFC, World Bank Group (Moderator)