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, the first list was 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
2017. The initial list was nominated by the public and chosen
by a Global Diversity List panel.
No universal, global, independent standard exists that can quantify the
performance of organisations in the delivery of diversity.
The GDL is 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.
"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".