“At the moment, there's still a traditional bias related to a lot of jobs in the commodities industry, and we need to break this, in terms of gender as well as diversity in general”. In this fortnight’s Stages for Change instalment, TXF’s Aife Howse speaks to Gunvor’s Elsa Pernot on what more could be done to even out industry inequality within the commodity trading sector.
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