Diversity and inclusion practices in the workforce are increasingly important to ensure that a wide range of knowledge, experiences and innovation is brought to the organization and its decision-making processes.
COVID-19 has shone a light on why diversity is critical for business recovery and resilience. As companies look to adapt to a new way of conducting business post-COVID-19, diversity and inclusion factors need to be on the agenda alongside financial resilience, environmental risks and workforce health.
Different stakeholders put pressures on companies to adopt best practices on the issue of diversity and inclusion:
Investors are monitoring businesses and evaluating the relationship between diversity and recovery from the current global pandemic
Customers are changing their consumption behaviors and purchasing decisions, looking for more sustainable and socially just products
Employees are increasingly looking to work for a company that is fair and provides job security
With this in mind we use Refinitiv's ESG database to illustrate Diversity and Inclusion trends that can inform investment strategies and how investments incorporating Diversity & Inclusion factors are performing.
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