19 Companies Emerge as Inclusive Companies in 2019 in Pakistan.

 
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A five-member jury panel reviewed GDIB award submissions and declared 19 organizations as winners. These organisations include Engro Fertilizers Limited, METRO Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Limited, Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited (PTC), Abacus Consulting Technology Pvt. Ltd, NESPAK, PepsiCo Pakistan, Pakistan Petroleum Limited, Bank Alfalah, Engro Energy Limited, Habib Metropolitan Bank, Khaadi Corporation (SMC - Private) Limited, Telenor Pakistan, British Council Pakistan, Gray Mackenzie Restaurants International Limited (KFC Pakistan), The First Microfinance Bank, HBL and AGP Limited.

Background

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development contains 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets. It expands the integration of environmental, social, and economic policies and raises the bar on the role that all types and sizes of organizations in various sectors should play in supporting the global sustainable development agenda. At least 6 SDGs mention and support workplace Diversity and Inclusion and describes People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership as its focus.

According to McKinsey and Company 2015 research, there is positive correlation between diversity and organizational performance. Companies in the top-quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 21% more likely to outperform on profitability and 27% more likely to have superior value creation. Companies in the top-quartile for ethnic/cultural diversity on executive teams were 33% more likely to have industry-leading profitability.

What is GDIB

Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks (Standards for Organizations Around the World) support organizations globally in the development and implementation of Diversity and Inclusion (DandI) best practices. GDIB was developed by 95 Expert Panelists from around the world, and co-authors Julie O'Mara (Former National President American Society for Training and Development) and Alan Richter, Ph.D. GDIB supports workplace DandI and describes People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership as its focus. While many would make the case that all 17 SDGs support DandI, at least six SDGs (4,5,8,9,10,16) are especially consistent with the GDIB standards.

Who Owns GDIB

The GDIB was written by its co-authors and The Centre's founding board members Julie O'Mara, Board Chair and Alan Richter, Ph.D., and 95 global Expert Panelists. The Centre for Global Inclusion...

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