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Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: Feb 01 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking about a very interesting diversity study from BCG, the #Valuable500 campaign and why pensioners in Japan want to go to jail. Happy Friday!

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Caroline Berns 

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Category, topic & hashtags

Diversity

Very interesting diversity study from Boston Consulting Group, trying to identify what the most effective D&I measures are. One of their findings was that while diverse employees see obstacles across their full lifecycle of employment, older heterosexual men believe that recruitment is the most challenging phase. Seeing that decision makers are usually older men, cultural or organizational issues therefore often get ignored.

Inclusion

World-wide there are around 1.3 billion people who live with a disability, but while 90% of the companies worldwide prioritize diversity, only 4% include disability in their programs. #Valuable500 is a campaign, led by Caroline Casey, aiming to get 500 companies on board to tackle the issue. This lengthy but great panel discussion from WEF's Annual Summit last week is definitely worth watching/listening to.

Generation

Japan is currently experience a crime wave – by pensioners. The country has the world's oldest people, but due to a change in society and very low pensions, senior citizens suffer from poverty and loneliness and often decide to commit a crime so they can go to prison. Read more here.

Inclusion

DIVERSish is a great satirical campaign from the agency AMV BBDO and #Valuable500, poking fun at business leaders who are all about diversity, but ignore disability. Worth watching!

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