Fair Wages – a key to effective social capital management

Fair Wages – a key to effective social capital management

15-04-2019 | Article

Sustainability is about more than climate change and protecting fragile environmental ecosystems, it’s also about protecting the workers, families and communities that are part of the social fabric. For companies, especially those with global supply chains, this means going further than meeting legally-mandated minimum wages towards embracing the real costs of basic needs. 

Using case study evidence, guest author, Professor Daniel Whitehead-Vaughan of the Fair Wage Network demonstrates why addressing compensation using a fair wage approach is beneficial for employee well- being, company profits, and for helping companies and their respective supply chains achieve sustainable outcomes.

Speed Read

  • The percentage of people in vulnerable employment worldwide is steadily increasing
  • Minimum wage policy has proven to be less effective than originally intended.
  • On the economic side, fair wage policies improve productivity, stimulate innovation and enhance human capital development.

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