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 www.centreforglobalinclusion.org