Content Package: DEI and corporate performance

Compliance reviewed April 7, 2022

Uploaded April 7, 2022

Position paper summary

The Investment Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is widely understood to be a pressing social issue, with proponents pointing to systemic inequities that make it nearly impossible for a wide swath of diverse individuals and communities to thrive. But DEI is also an important part of the investment equation, as analysts increasingly confirm that companies with diverse workforces and leadership teams benefit from greater innovation and growth potential as well as lower risk.

Blog #1 summary

DEI Momentum: How Change Is Shaping Corporations

There is little doubt that DEI is critical to a company’s success. Diverse teams are more innovative and creative, and they can better understand and serve a global customer base. Yet despite these advantages, women, minorities, and the LGTBQ community have long been underrepresented in leadership positions and boardrooms. This lack of diversity has had real costs, as businesses have missed out on valuable perspectives and expertise.

Fortunately, this environment is starting to change.

Blog #2 summary

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s Connection to Corporate Performance

It is no secret that to remain competitive in today’s business environment, companies must embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all aspects of their operations. DEI is not only a priority from an overarching societal perspective but also simply good for business.

Research has shown that organizations with strong DEI policies or programs see improved corporate performance in a number of areas, including financial returns, employee satisfaction, and positive organizational culture.

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How does corporate DE&I impact the economy? Companies that prioritize DEI unlock greater opportunity for growth and innovation.

 

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