diversity & inclusion

return of investment

What is the ROI of D&I

The business case for diversity and inclusion (D&I) exists. Business scholars and economists have shown that companies who embrace D&I ideas, values, and practices experience sustainable economic growth.

Diverse Companies  retain talent

Inclusive employers excel in recruiting and retaining high-quality diverse talent, which reduces costly employee turnover and improves performance. As Berkeley professors, Jonathan S. Leonard and David I. Levine, observed in a case study on diversity, “Isolation by gender and by race predicted higher turnover.”

Inclusive Teams perform better

A diverse and inclusive company promotes an employee’s sense of belonging, as well as nurtures their emotional and physical well-being, improving performance. Deloitte University researchers, Christie Smith and Stephanie Turner, found that innovation, customer service, and team collaboration thrive when diverse companies promote inclusion.

Diverse Teams Out Innovate

Diverse companies out-innovate and out-perform other companies. “Employees at these companies are 45% likelier to report that their firm’s market share grew over the previous year and 70% likelier to report that the firm captured a new market” write Harvard Business Review authors, Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Melinda Marshall, and Laura Sherbin.


Sixty-seven percent of job seekers said that a diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating companies and job offers.


More inclusive companies have 2.3 times higher cash flow per employee over a three-year period.


The most ethnically-diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform the least ethnically-diverse companies


Eighty percent of workers in the most recent CNBC Survey say they want to work for a company that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Inclusive management teams reported revenue that was 19 percentage points higher than companies with below-average diversity.


Diverse Companies are seventy percent more likely to report that the firm captured a new market.

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