Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Workplace diversity at risk of 'going backwards' - CBI

by Carolyn Fairbairn
Originally published: April 25, 2017
Publisher: CBI.com 

The CBI is urging businesses to make swifter progress on creating more inclusive workplaces and to not allow this to slip down the agenda in the face of competing priorities. The UK’s leading business group will argue that greater diversity in the workplace is not just a matter of fairness, but a hard-nosed business case in the face of major changes in demographics and technology.

In a speech at Simmons & Simmons in London (a CBI event sponsored by Boston Consulting Group), Carolyn Fairbairn CBI Director-General, said:

On the slow progress

“Progress towards inclusive workplaces must pick-up the pace. And I’m not just talking about gender. I’m talking about every kind of diversity – ethnicity, social background, sexual orientation, age.