Refinitiv has published its 2020 Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Index, which identifies the 100 publicly traded companies with the most diverse and inclusive workplaces, based on Refinitiv’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) data.
In this year’s top 100, the US leads the way, with 20 organisations included in the list. This is followed by the UK (13), Australia (9), Canada and France (7).
Banking and insurance was the most well-represented industry with 18 companies making the list, and BlackRock, Inc topping the rankings. This was followed by pharmaceuticals with nine. It is great to see so many pharma companies highlighted for their diversity and inclusion progress, and we are looking forward to talking to leading voices in this sector at our upcoming, free to attend Diverse Healthcare & Pharma LIVE event.
The report notes that globally, the cultural diversity of board members has increased from five years ago but has stalled at around 30 percent. EMEA is leading with the most culturally and gender diverse boards.
The D&I Index uses innovative analytics to rate and score companies across four main pillars: Diversity, Inclusion, People Development and Controversies. Only companies with scores across all four pillars are assigned an overall score (the average of the pillar scores). The top 100 ranked companies with the best overall D&I scores are selected for the Index.
Refinitiv’s chief revenue officer, Debra Walton, said: “The global pandemic has certainly brought to light a renewed focus on diversity and inclusion, reinforcing the reality that we are all in this together. Data-based insights and transparency are a fundamental element of a successful movement to achieve more diverse and inclusive workplaces.”
It is fantastic to see that Allianz and Roche feature on the list – we have been fortunate enough to have speakers from both of these organisations during our Diverse LIVE series of events, and have heard first-hand some of the great work they are doing in this space. Congratulations to all who made this year’s list and who are demonstrating a sustained commitment to D&I.