Yes, we need to think about diversity, but what about the diversity of decision makers?

COP26 shows lack of diversity

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Bev Shah of City Hive

Bev Shah of City Hive

Amid the turmoil of the last 18 months, it has been encouraging to see that many firms from the investment world have taken lessons from global events to acknowledge that diversity and inclusivity genuinely matter when it comes to representation and decision making.

Given this developing recognition, it continues to be deeply disappointing to see that despite all that we should have learned, we are still in a position when the decision makers, those tasked with coming up with the solutions that will help populations of all backgrounds are themselves still not particularly diverse. Doubts about who gets a seat at the decision-making table are far from new. When faced with decision makers, we can fairly question what knowledge they bring of the people and places directly affected by those decisions, and how we can be certain the outcomes will be fa...

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