Our vision is to create the definitive global diversity standard that covers every strand of diversity, in every country, in the world. The results of the Global Diversity List will be released annually, with the first list being published in October 2015.
Why create a Global Diversity List (GDL)?
The diversity profession has developed organically as a branch of Human
Resources over the last two decades. As yet, there are no formal qualifications
required to be a diversity professional. The creation of the GDL addresses this
fundamental weakness in the profession.
Benchmarking company performance in diversity – Benchmarking is planned for
2016. The initial list will be nominated by Readers of The Economist and chosen
by the Global Diversity List judges.
No universal, global, independent standard exists that can quantify the
performance of organisations in the delivery of diversity.
The GDL will become the gold standard for diversity, globally. All organisations
who wish to be seen as credible corporate players in the field of diversity will be
required to be accredited by the Global Diversity List.
Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Diversity List said:
"The list marks a seminal moment for the diversity profession, by publicly recognising the world's most influential, innovative and creative diversity professionals in one comprehensive list for the first time. The list sets the benchmark of exceptional performance in the profession today and creates the role models for the diversity professionals of tomorrow".