Is property inheritance widening the wealth gap?

Whether we are increasingly living in a system not necessarily defined by class but by our inherited wealth gets a mixed reception from economists

The fight for equal access to rare disease treatment

Rare disease patients in developing countries and rural regions are often neglected, and in need of diagnosis backed up by treatment and research

Goodbye to tokenism: the fight for gender equality

There has been some progress in addressing gender imbalance in the workplace, such as public diversity reports. But data only goes so far and must lead to corporate action if companies want to end tokenism for good

How to make packaging more accessible

Designing packaging that is easier to read, open and use for blind and disabled people ultimately improves everyone’s user experience

Calling time on sexist stereotypes in advertising

New rules banning sexist depictions of women cleaning and men struggling to change nappies will force advertising to be more creative, instead of relying on harmful, outdated stereotypes

How promoting women will close the gender pay gap

John Lewis store

Increased investment in gender equality is vital if the world is to achieve sustained economic growth and development

How fintech is increasing financial inclusion

M-Pesa, Vodafone’s mobile money service, has been hugely popular in countries such as Kenya, but hasn’t taken off in South Africa where there is a much deeper banking infrastructure

Fintech startups armed with apps are aiming to increase global access to finance for poorer communities in even the remotest locations

Where is the best place to be a woman?

Woman looking out across mountains and valley

Map revealing the best and worst countries for gender equality