The need for more diverse and inclusive organizations is broadly accepted today. Seven in ten respondents to a survey conducted for this Newsweek report say the topic is clearly visible on the strategy of their organization. Still, just two in five express that they are on track to achieve their diversity and inclusion (D&I) goals. And there is a stuck pattern emerging. Just a minority of those off track say they “could be doing more to support D&I”.

Our research demonstrates that – despite a high level of activity – many measures have limited impact unless they are truly embedded in a comprehensive strategy. We also find that most organizations don’t have the rigorous follow-through that they probably apply for other change programs.

This report provides insight on what sets successful organizations apart and on pragmatic ways to more effectively drive the change for greater diversity and inclusion in your organization.

Although a priority, diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts are often stuck with limited progress towards set goals. This global research uncovers what sets successful organizations apart, and provides insights and advice for D&I strategy focusing on actions that have impact.

To support this report, we conducted the survey about the current state of diversity and inclusion (D&I) and gender parity1. It was designed and analyzed by the editors of this report during summer 2017.