How private equity can catalyze diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace

While today’s data is more limited to demographics, it is clear that successful execution of diversity strategies has a huge ROI.

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Takeaways
– 2020: 20% of senior leaders at PE firms (managing-director level) were women while share in rest of corporate America was 30%
– 2020: investment deal teams are about 1 to 2 percent Black in the US with other POC comprising the remaining 11-12% of diversity at managing-director level
– Public companies: 13% Black and Latinx executives compared to 30% total population demographics and 23% of workforce with relevant graduate degrees (2019)
– Top 25% for gender diversity more likely to outperform industry-median EBIT growth than bottom 25%
– Executive teams in top 25% of ethnic diversity 36% more likely to financially outperform industry mean

ideascape view: This article speaks to the result of companies driving their DEI agendas both congruently and concurrently– the scale of potential value. While today’s data is more limited to demographics, it is clear that successful execution of diversity strategies has a huge ROI.

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