For too many men, gender equality of opportunity at the workplace may not seem to be a sustainability issue for business. But Shishir Joshipura of SKF corporation insists that ‘a car needs all four wheels. You can’t drive it on two. You can’t exclude half of humanity.’ Joshipura, the country head in India for the Swedish ball bearings company, says that when he was appointed to the role in 2009 only one in 25 managers was a woman. Today 18 of the 25 top managers are women in a company that touches people’s lives ‘from first thing in the morning till night’ through household appliances.
Toto is a young man from Nagaland, a state in North East India. Thanks to a gift from IofC friends he has been able to study music and buy a vehicle for transporting students to and from remote villages in order to pursue his dream of enabling music to bring about healing.
On 12 - 14 January, 2018 a mixed and diverse group of people met in central Germany to discuss possibilities to develop human potential for change on a global level. The weekend was organised by IofC Germany.
India’s Department of Post has commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of Asia Plateau, the IofC conference centre in Western India, with the publication of a Special Cover envelope, on sale in post offices.