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Equity, diversity and inclusion

Why accountants should care

An in-depth exploration of diversity and inclusion in accountancy, considering ethnicity, social mobility, gender equity, sexual orientation, disability and intergenerational fairness.

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Article

Strengthening the accountancy profession through diversity

  • 27 Jul 2021
The findings of a new FRC study published earlier this month have added further clout to the case for board diversity, arguing that it leads to better corporate culture and performance as well as benefiting businesses from a social justice perspective.
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Article

Businesses must be bold and transparent in their commitment to diversity and inclusion

  • 08 Jul 2021
D&I is now a reporting issue and chartered accountants have a key role to play in ensuring that the expectations of stakeholders both inside and outside their organisations are met.
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Ethnicity
Article

A plan to promote Black talent

  • 08 Jul 2021
Initiatives such as the Black Talent Charter are galvanising support for policies that can help address the lack of ethnic diversity in senior roles across financial and professional services.
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Ethnicity
Neurodiversity
Podcast

Women on boards - how do we reach equality?

  • 14 Jul 2021
The pandemic has pushed back gender parity across the UK FTSE 350 to 2036, with women holding just 22% of all executive committee roles. Just 15 of the top companies have female chief executives. While we’ve made some progress in recent years, what needs to change to reach true equality? ICAEW's Susanna Di Feliciantonio and Jane Berney discuss the issue with a panel of experts.
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Article

Rainbows and tears of joy at Queer Student Awards ceremony

  • 14 Jul 2021
ICAEW celebrated queer talent by attending the first awards ceremony for the Queer Student Awards.
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Tears of joy at Queer Student Awards ceremony
Article

Chartered accountants can unlock the potential of gender equity

  • 08 Jul 2021
The pandemic has exacerbated gender inequality, but data is one tool that can help organisations chart a course to improvement.
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Gender

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