Four approaches to accounting for diversity in global organisations – making the business case

Writing in the journal Critical Perspectives on Accounting, the authors emphasise the need to move from a narrow framing of diversity’s impact (based on shareholder and stakeholder considerations) towards a more comprehensive framework, which also includes regulation and the global value chain if one is to truly “account” for diversity.

Gender diversityThe four include:

They state ‘A well rounded business case not only assists in accessing organisational funding to address diversity, it can help to identify structural inequalities beyond the workplace.’

Source: Critical Perspectives in Accounting  O¨zbilgin, M., Tatli, A., Ipek, G and Sameer, M., (2015)

Our experience corroborates the findings of this landmark research, which we have used in helping

businesses create an objective business case for diversity & inclusion.