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The Journal of the Global Accounting Alliance

28/04/2017
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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 … Continue reading

17/08/2016
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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 … Continue reading

11/08/2016
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The cost of bad leaders

By Trevor Wilson Leaders who act inappropriately or contemptuously toward staff can put their organizations at risk of attrition and litigation. Less than a decade ago, one of the largest employers in Canada was dragged, kicking and screaming, into the … Continue reading

Cultural diversity

17/06/2016
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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 … Continue reading

13/04/2016
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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 … Continue reading

05/06/2014
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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 … Continue reading