Serious about Diversity? Then Focus on Inclusion

Inclusion is the only path to real diversity success. Diversity alone delivers nothing – in fact if left to its own devices it can cause havoc, impede performance and damage reputation. That’s because conflict among people who are different is the natural order of things. We are all naturally tribal and we tend to prefer those who we… Read More »

CBI calls for new 25% target for female executives

In her first keynote speech on diversity, CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn will underline the importance of unlocking female talent to UK economic prosperity and call on the successor body to the Davies Review to consider a new 25% voluntary, business-led target for female senior executives in major UK companies. She will call on the Review to look at… Read More »

Scotland’s Equality & Human Rights Report

Scotland’s biggest ever study into equality and human rights – published yesterday by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) – has revealed mixed results that show improvement for some, but many others are at risk of being left behind. The report finds that: Overall, educational attainment has increased, but some Scots fared worse including disabled pupils, pupils… Read More »

Academy takes historic action to increase diversity

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars) today approved changes designed to make the Academy’s membership, its governing bodies, and its voting members significantly more diverse. The Board’s goal is to commit to doubling the number of women and diverse members of the Academy by 2020. The move comes after this… Read More »

EHRC Report: Is Britain Fairer?

The most comprehensive review ever carried out on progress towards greater equality and human rights protection in Britain reveals that while for many life has become fairer over the past five years, for others progress has stalled and for some– in particular young people and poor White boys – life on many fronts has got worse. Is Britain… Read More »

New Report on ethnic minority employment gap

A new report by the Resolution Foundation shows that there is a 26 percentage point gap between best and worst parts of the UK for ethnic minority employment. Closing sub regional employment gaps is central to reaching full employment and would mean 150,000 more ethnic minority people in work. The employment gap between the best and worst performing… Read More »