The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves through the economy but also society. It has not only triggered a global health crisis, a global economic downturn but also a social awakening moment. The pandemic has impacted everybody, but the severity of the impact varies across society.
One thing is certain: things will not go back to how they were before and a new normal is emerging. Businesses will operate differently in the future. And business leaders will think differently about diversity and inclusion within their organisations.
Without action, there is a danger that the economic downturn will stall or even reverse progress on diversity & inclusion…
In previous economic downturns, diversity and inclusion efforts have stalled. So there is a danger that all the progress companies have made on this agenda so far is reversed. In June, all-male boards returned to the FTSE 350 dealing a blow to gender diversity. And