Monday, July 10, 2017

Diversity holds key for sustained business gains - SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

by Gianfranco Casati
Originally published: July 7, 2017
Publisher: SCMP.com 

There has been a shift in what we call the talent agenda: it is now the business agenda, and it means that without the richness of diversity, companies simply will not succeed. Diversity helps drive exceptional business results for a company’s people, clients, shareholders and other audiences.

But it is a commitment that must start at the top. Leadership must foster a culture of belonging that ensures its people can be successful professionally and personally, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

That is why in June, 150 chief executives of mostly Fortune 500 companies, but also non-profit and smaller organisations, announced they would publicly pledge to take action and support more diverse and inclusive workplaces.