PRI: Diversity must be taken as seriously as climate change

Key areas for action

Lauren Mason
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Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues are human rights issues, and should be viewed by investors with “as much importance as they view climate issues”, according to a new report from the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

The report, entitled Diversity, equity & inclusion: Key action areas for investors, found that reliable and diversified investor returns rely on strong economic performance overall, which in turn is dependent on a diverse society in general. It said that, while gender diversity has commanded the most focus from the investment industry to date, a renewed focus on intersectionality across the spectrum of diversity issues is now "vital". BNY Mellon IM calls for 'inclusive investment' as research reveals women could invest $3.2trn more The report found that, from a business perspective...

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