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Equality Summit Latest: Sharon White Says UK Is Back in 1970s

Leaders meet to discuss how to stem rising inequality amid unrelenting global and economic crises.

Sharon White in London, on Oct. 18.
Sharon White in London, on Oct. 18.Photographer: Jason Alden
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A lingering pandemic. Geopolitical instability. Rising inflation around the world. Executives and business leaders are gathering at the Bloomberg Equality Summit on Tuesday to discuss how to stem rising inequality amid unrelenting global economic crises. What does a more inclusive post-Covid model of development look like? Can governments address ballooning inflation without harming those at the bottom of the economic ladder? The executive director of Outright International, talked about a growing backlash against transgender people. The cost-of-living crisis had Sharon White, the chairman of John Lewis Partnership Plc, more worried for her business than during the Covid pandemic. 

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