Britain’s Widening Diversity Deficit in the FTSE 100 Threatens Competitiveness

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Britain’s Widening Diversity Deficit in the FTSE 100 Threatens Competitiveness

by Sangeeta Haindl
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Ethnic minority representation at the top of Britain’s biggest firms has declined, says a study of the top 10,000 executives in the FTSE 100, though on a positive note, gender diversity in the boardroom has increased and women have taken strides forward. The research by Green Park Group, a London-based executive recruiter, warns that Britain’s “widening diversity deficit” is threatening its competitiveness, putting U.K. companies at a disadvantage when doing international business. The report shows that 62 FTSE 100 companies had all-white main boards, up from 61 last year. This analysis by Green Park Group is by gender and ethno-cultural background, derived from unique software designed by Professor Richard Webber, best known as the lead developer of two of the most commonly used consumer classification systems in the world, Mosaic and Acorn.

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Sangeeta Haindl writes on women and children; social innovation; social enterprise and social entrepreneurs. She is the owner of Serendipity PR, in London, U.K., where she works with high-profile brands and organizations in the public, non-profit, and corporate sectors, winning awards for her work from the communications industry. She describes herself as a Spiritual Entrepreneur, Conscious Explorer, and Futurist. She enjoys helping others, paying it forward, and being a mum.

Keywords: Education | Asian | Chinese | Diaego | Diversity & Inclusion | Ethnic | FTSE | Gender | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Trevor Phillips | UK

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