Knowledge and Insight - Investor Day

Investor Day 2018 - Jo Andrews

Jo Andrews, co-founder and director of social impact, Equileap, reflects on the positive economic change which is expected to result from increased gender diversity and equality in every level of the…
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Investor Day 2018 - Brhmie Balaram

Brhmie Balaram, senior researcher, economy, enterprise and manufacturing, RSA, reflects on the findings of the RSA report, Thriving, striving or just about surviving?  An independent review of modern working practices published in January 2018.

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Investor Day 2018 - Kate Elliot

Kate Elliot, senior ethical researcher, Rathbone Greenbank, explains how the team is continuing its 20-year history of assessing, researching and encouraging improvement in employment practices.

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Investor Day 2018 - Graham Griffiths

Graham Griffiths, head of partnerships and operations, Living Wage Foundation, explains the importance of companies committing to the living wage.  By adopting evolving regional rates, that track and match a continual assessment of workers’ financial commitments and needs.

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Investor Day 2018 - James Coldwell

James Coldwell, investor engagement officer, ShareAction, discusses the Workforce Disclosure Initiative, an investor-backed programme to increase transparency and improve practices in global workforces.

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Investor Day 2018

Held at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in London, Rathbone Greenbank’s 21st annual Investor Day brought together speakers and delegates to discuss the complex evolution of working practices and consider how to promote fair, fulfilling employment and gender equality in the modern economy.

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What is the gig economy and what are the pros and cons?

Broadly speaking, the gig economy refers to working practices where individuals are paid to complete short-term contracts or single tasks, for example making deliveries, driving passengers, or providing copy-editing services. Individuals are paid per task, or ‘gig’, rather than receiving an hourly wage or fixed salary.

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