In order to sound out new strategies for the future labor market, we work together with a large network of experts who share their knowledge, experience, and vision with us. These include entrepreneurs and scientists, and politicians and government representatives from Germany and around the world. This cooperation forms the foundation of our work.
Many of our partners belong to associations, institutions, or organizations. In contrast, we as a non-profit limited liabilities company, are independent of any party, association, or trade union. In other words, we act neutrally, and we support all actors in the labor market.
Here are some of the organizations with whom we cooperate:
Gender & Diversity KPI Alliance
In 2020, Catalyst set up the Gender and Diversity KPI Alliance (GDKA). Catalyst’s goal is to create workplaces that work for women. For this goal, the New York-based not-for-profit teams up with leading companies and organizations as well as the most powerful CEOs across the globe. Fair pay is one of the major issues at stake in Catalyst’s work. Under the theme “what gets measured, gets done” sustainable change is triggered: companies are encouraged to collect data on representation of the workforce, the board, and pay equality. FPI CEO and founder Henrike von Platen is part of the steering committee of the alliance.
WPL - Women Political Leaders
As a global network of women politicians, the WPL - Women Political Leaders have a clear mission: to increase both the number and influence of women in political leadership positions. Since 2018, WPL organizes the yearly Reykjavík Global Forum. The "Davos of Women" gathers influential women and leaders on gender equality from the spheres of politics, academia, and the corporate world to discuss hands-on approaches in realizing equal opportunities. From 2018 to 2020, the FPI contributed expertise on the topic of fair pay in Leaders Talks. We also pledged to advance our activities on equal opportunities and fair pay - alongside many other companies and organizations.
EPIC - Equal Pay International Coalition
In order to implement wage justice on a global, national, and regional basis, three formidable partners – the ILO, the OECD, and UN Women – have joined forces to form the Equal Pay International Coalition, or EPIC, for short. After the Fair Pay Innovation Lab hosted the first-ever stakeholder meeting at the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women, and Youth in Berlin in the summer of 2017, we have been a Coalition member ourselves since autumn 2018.
The "Diversity Charter" was implemented in our organization with the aim of creating a working environment free from prejudice. All employees should be appreciated – regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, or identity. The recognition and promotion of these diverse potentials creates economic advantages for our organization.
Cliché Free Initiative
One of the biggest hurdles to the achievement of wage justice is the clichés embedded in our minds. These do not only continue to wield influence on the course of our careers but often play a decisive role in the choice of profession as well. The Cliché Free Initiative supports girls and boys in finding professions that fit their strengths, interests, and life plans, free from gender stereotypes. The aim is to provide guidance on career and study choices nationwide in Germany that entirely upholds the principle of gender equality.
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Universal Fair Pay Check
The Universal Fair Pay Check provides guidance for companies and sheds a light on the choas of different certification methods.
Fair Pay Management Circle
We are firmly convinced that we could achieve fair pay overnight if only there were global commitment to its implementation. Indeed, this conviction has been proven by companies who have already put fair pay practices into action.