26th June 2015
Our CEO and Founder, Suki Sandhu, was very fortunate to be invited to an event organized by the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism in association with The Economist. It was held in the historical Guildhall with a welcome address from Boris Johnson, Lord Mayor of the City of London.
Bill Clinton was the keynote speaker and he didn’t disappoint with his inspired speech calling for businesses to be more inclusive, long term in their planning & strategy and to think more about community and society economics. Lady Rothschild was the other keynote speaker and she was also very clear that change is required if capitalism is to regain trust.
We agree. Truly embracing diversity and. moreover, inclusion is such a mandatory cultural shift in big business and it’s great to see such predominant global authorities taking this issue as seriously as we do.
McKinsey taught us companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry averages. Now, if that isn’t a strong enough incentive for change, we don’t know what is.