Putting the Finance into ESG and EDI?

Greg Davies 2022

Greg Davies
Director of Market Development, Assurity Consulting
25th October 2022

Titled “Navigating barriers to senior leadership for people from minority ethnic groups in FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies”, the aims of the research report were to:

“Provide evidence on the challenges and opportunities that Black and minority ethnic individuals may experience in progressing to the boards of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies, executive committee roles (the pipeline to board positions), and the direct reports of members of the executive committee (also part of the pipeline); and identify good practice and assess its effectiveness in increasing the ethnic diversity of FTSE boards and ensuring a sustainable pipeline of talent from a range of ethnic backgrounds.” 

A link to the report is - Navigating barriers to senior leadership for people from (frc.org.uk)

As well as research such as this around Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), we are also seeing health and well-being (physical and mental), social value, Net zero, and circular economy all becoming more prevalent in organisational thinking.

With ESG (the acronym for Environmental, Social, and Governance) taking increased traction in the marketplace too, and it's broader than an environmental view of sustainability – which some of us have been championing for a long time now, non-financial risk management seems to be good for finance too!