Organizations today are dedicated to serving all stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, regulators, shareholders and society at large. Future-focused organizations want to ensure long-term sustainability of our world and the people in our world. Stakeholders are becoming more globally diverse and networked, as organizations are increasingly mobile in their teams, supply chains, shared services, operational processes and outsourcing.

On 25 September 2015, all of 193 member countries of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda“ a plan of Action for People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership” for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 6 out of 17 SDGs focus on D&I through effective, accountable and inclusive institutions.

To optimize organizational results, creativity, problem solving, talent management and engagement, operations and innovation, organizational leaders need to adopt inclusive approaches, management strategies and styles that  incorporate different perspectives, cognitive, cultural and linguistic differences, and collaboration. Research shows a  strong correlation between diversity and bottom line impact.

The Centre for Global Inclusion is a nonprofit organization and home of the free Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations . Around the World (GDIB). Its mission is to serve as a resource for research and education for individuals and organizations in their quest to improve diversity and inclusion practices around the world. It is a non- profit US entity under 501c3 public charity focused on education and research on diversity and inclusion around the world. Details at

D&I Think Tank

Think Tank comprises of highly accomplished society leaders who have championed D&I in respective circle of influence and willing to support its growth in Pakistan

HR Metrics is a Consulting Company with a mission to provide evidence-based tools to capitalize on employees’ talent for leveraging organization sustainable performance in verifiable terms. We believe that HR department can demonstrate significant value by creating opportunities that leverage the human experience to address organizational needs or solve issues by capturing talent; understanding markets, utilizing diverse perspectives for innovation, knowing how and how not to pitch products. Diversity provides the potential for greater innovation and creativity. Inclusion enables organizations to realize the business benefits of this potential.

D&I C-Suite Network

C-Suite executives, having demonstrated contribution towards growth of D&I are eligible to become members of this network. They should be willing to contribute towards society by taking part in D&I strategy meetings twice a year; network with Think Tank CEOs to develop D&I strategy; act as speaker, panelist, trainer, jury during the conference and take part in research.

D&I Champions

Senior HR practitioners, having a strong passion to implement GDIB standard in organization or pursue it as career stream, are eligible to become member of this group.

Participation Fee:

SHRM Members : Rs 18,000

Non-Member : Rs 24,000

Fees for round table of 6 persons : Rs. 100,000

Early Bird Discount:

PKR: 6000 per participant

Valid for registration and payment before 23 Feb, 2018

This program is valid for 6 PDCs for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification.

For more information about certification or recertification

The objective of the D&I research and award is to recognize the efforts by the organizations in Pakistan to integrate diversity and inclusion in their systems in a way that D&I is not taken as defensively as a matter of legal or ethical compliance but as a strategic asset, to compete in the market.

Participating organizations will be expected to analyze integration of D&I strategy in 14 categories. There are 3 levels of awards in each of the 14 categories (Proactive, Progressive, Best Practices). Awards will be based on the evidence provided by the organization to support their disclosed level of readiness.

Following procedure will be followed:

  • Participating organizations will be expected to fill the checklist for a single or as many as 14 categories of awards, and provide supporting evidence such as reference document, case study, testimonials, project descriptions, videos, photographs and published articles (as applicable).
  • Award submissions by organizations will be reviewed by the Jury.
  • Entry fee per category is Rs 20,000.
  • Regular submission deadline is 10 Feb 2018
  • Jury meeting will be held on 15 Feb 2018 to decide the awards winners.
  • The awards will be presented during D&I Conference on 7 Mar 2018.
  • CEOs/CHROs of organizations who will be recipients of the Best Practices Award may be invited as speaker/panelist in D&I Conference.
  • Selective success stories of award winning organizations may be featured in the D&I magazine and also recommended for publishing in international newsletter by the Centre for Global & Inclusion USA.

“Women for  Board” Coaching Program

(6 Mar 2018, Marriott Karachi)

Objective: Pakistan Companies Act 2017 makes it mandatory for public interest organization to have minimum one female at board.
Recommended for: High potential C-Suite Women Executives

Participation Fees:
SHRM Members: Rs 36,000
Non Members : Rs 48,000

This program is valid for 6 PDCs for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification. For more
information about certification or re certification

Inclusive Leadership Program (29 Mar-Karachi, 5 Apr, Lahore)

  • High potential middle to senior managers are eligible to participate.

Program For Karachi

Program For Lahore

Participation Fee:

SHRM Members : Rs 18,000

Non Member : Rs 24,000

Valid for registration and payment before 23 Feb, 2018


This program is valid for 6 PDCs for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification. For more

information about certification or recertification

Participation Fees:
SHRM Members: Rs 18,000
Non Members : Rs 24,000

Valid for registration and payment before 23 Feb, 2018

Diversity & Inclusion Magazine

The “Workforce Tomorrow Magazine” by HR Metrics has circulation of printed copies to top 500 companies in Pakistan, and 300 soft copies internationally. It provides unmatched opportunity to globally brand your D&I practices, research, products and services.

Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks Registration