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Top 100 diversity and inclusion companies

Diversity & inclusion in the workforce is key to ensuring that companies remain competitive and meet the changing needs of their customers. Find out which firms are the leading in this space.

Introducing the 2020 D&I top 100

In today’s volatile business reality, diversity and inclusion is more important than ever. Yet measurable progress in increasing workplace diversity and inclusion remains stagnant. The reasons why are as varied as the potential solutions. However, most can agree that diversity is good for business.

Key takeaways

Here are some highlights from this year's list of the most diverse and inclusive companies:

  • The United States is leading with 20 companies out of the top 100. The list includes 24 countries
  • The industry with the highest D&I score is software and IT services, with the highest diversity score and second highest inclusion score
  • BlackRock, Inc., ranked first on the D&I index for 2020
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Full list

Refinitiv's diversity and inclusion top 100

Explore the full list of this year's top 100 most diverse and inclusive companies.

Methodology

The diversity & inclusion methodology

Our D&I ratings cover 9,000 publicly listed companies, as measured by 24 metrics across four key pillars.

Diversity pillar

The diversity score is based on several key diversity metrics such as board cultural diversity, board gender diversity and women managers.

Inclusion pillar

The Inclusion score looks at inclusion factors such as flexible working hours, day care services and employees with disabilities.

People development pillar

The people development score is based on career development markers such as internal promotion, management training and employee satisfaction.

News and controversies pillar

The news and controversies score tracks companies' diversity and opportunity controversies as well wages or working conditions controversies.

Spotlight

Diversity and inclusion spotlight: cultural diversity

Cultural diversity of board members has stalled at 30%

One of the ESG metrics in Refinitiv ESG data set is board culture diversity. The data point is defined as the percentage of board members that have a cultural background different from the location of the corporate headquarters.

When analyzing a starting universe of 3,722 companies with ESG scores available between 2014 and 2018 we find that globally the cultural diversity of board members has increased from five years ago, but has stalled at around 30%.

EMEA leads the way with the most culturally diverse boards, and at the other end of the spectrum, we see that Asia-Pacific company boards are becoming less culturally diverse.

Quotes

Quotes from top recognized companies

We are grateful to be recognized by Refinitiv for BlackRock’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. BlackRock is committed to continuing to develop and recruit people from all backgrounds who can help us deliver positive outcomes for clients, the firm and the communities in which we operate.
Manish Mehta
Global Head of Human Resources, BlackRock

Inclusion and diversity is critical for what we do. It enables us to be innovative and solve problems for our people, our clients and our communities every day. Being an inclusive and diverse company matters for who we want to be and what we want to do as a company.
Julie Sweet
CEO, Accenture

RBC has been committed to diversity and inclusion for many years, and we’re honoured to be recognized again on this important list. We’re also encouraged to see so many businesses stepping up in recent months to combat systemic racism everywhere it exists. Let’s all continue to take action and speak up for inclusion.
Dave McKay
President and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada

D&I Index

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About our Refinitiv D&I index

 It is important for financial professionals to be able to identify companies that are at the forefront of diversity and inclusion practices to make better-informed investment decisions.

At Refinitiv we employ our own data and analytics capabilities to dig deep into the practices, policies, and performance of over 80% of global market cap companies as part of the methodology behind our diversity and inclusion index.

Powered by our own ESG data the Refinitiv D&I index is designed to measure the relative performance of companies against factors that define diverse and inclusive workplaces.

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