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Diversity & inclusion in the post-COVID world

We look at two major issues – the return to work and board diversity – along with our Diversity and Inclusion Index to discover who is making progress in creating diverse and inclusive workplaces and the benefits that result from those workplaces.

The main themes of 2020 continue into 2021 – racial equality and operating around COVID-19

Many companies and entire economic sectors were, and are continuing to be, battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, issues of racial equity in society moved to the forefront of individual lives and businesses. 

The business world is realising that policies of diversity and inclusion (D&I) are more important than ever, part of an increased awareness of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues on the part of employees, customers, investors and community stakeholders.

D&I practices ensure that a company avoids “group think” and benefits from a range of ideas, opinions and talents. Boards are under a microscope as never before, measured on racial, cultural and gender diversity. 

Discover more on D&I trends, financial performance and insight into the Refinitiv D&I Index by downloading the report now.

Access the full report to find out:

  • The global view of diversity and inclusion
  • Which companies, industries and countries are performing well on diversity and inclusion
  • Trends in factors which are linked to employee satisfaction
  • How incorporating D&I metrics into investment strategies may help your portfolio outperform
  • 54
    The average Diversity & inclusion score of companies in Refinitiv ESG database
  • 73
    The average Diversity & inclusion score of Refinitiv D&I index constituents
  • 26%
    Of board members are culturally diverse
  • 140%
    Increase in companies disclosing to have flexible working hours over last 5 years

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The diversity and inclusion agenda has been elevated this year and we see particular acceleration in focus from the investment community. However, data shows us progress in some areas, and stalling in others, but what is clear is that the only way to change is through data.

Key content

ESG data

Covering 80% of global market cap is used in analysis

Portfolio Analytics

Undertaken to determine financial resilience of diversity focused portfolios

D&I index

Shows outperformance compared to benchmark