(c) Chartered Accountants Ireland. Contact Chartered Accountants Ireland for permission to reproduce this article., Business Management

Diversity…is it good for business, really?

Diversity and inclusion initiatives have gained a lot of traction throughout Ireland’s corporate landscape. But do they add tangible value for organisations? EY’s Olivia McEvoy reports. Although accountants might not be able to bring themselves to agree, it can seem as though there are countless quotations pertaining to, and definitions of, ‘diversity’. Malcolm Forbes describes… Read More Diversity…is it good for business, really?

(c) Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Contact Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand for permission to reproduce this article.

Minority report

By Claire Scobie A satirical website that rents out “minority” speakers to enhance the appearance of corporate diversity has been a hit – with some mistaking it for a genuine business. Is the exec team the opposite of your multiethnic workforce? Or perhaps you’re organising a diversity dinner and you realise to your horror your… Read More Minority report

(c) Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Contact CPA Canada for permission to reproduce this article., (c) The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Contact CPA Canada for permission to reproduce this article., Business Management

Embracing the cultural mosaic

By Sydney Loney Is your team culturally diverse and inclusive? Here’s why it should be. Many organizations cite diversity as one of their core values and gloss over issues of inclusiveness as someone else’s problem, but just pop by their offices around lunchtime and what you see might tell a different story. “In day-to-day interactions, people… Read More Embracing the cultural mosaic

(c) Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Contact ICAEW for permission to reproduce this article., Accounting Profession

Open and out: an interview with Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Beth Brooke-Marciniak tells Raymond Doherty about her drive to increase diversity, promote inclusivity and defeat hypocrisy – including her own. Beth Brooke-Marciniak was scared. The global vice chair of public policy for EY was 52 years old and about to go on stage and announce, in front of a few thousand people at an industry… Read More Open and out: an interview with Beth Brooke-Marciniak

(c) Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Contact ICAEW for permission to reproduce this article., Corporate Governance

ICAEW Report: How diverse should boards be? (4th in the New Challenges in Corporate Governance series)

In recent years, governments, regulators and corporate governance groups around the world have been taking initiatives to increase representation of women on boards. Debate continues about the effectiveness of measures  to address this and other board diversity issues. However, rather than simply reacting, what should boards themselves be doing?