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10 Reasons why DEI is important for businesses and how it’s evolving

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By illuminem briefings

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illuminem summarizes for you the essential news of the day. Read the full piece on Forbes or enjoy below:

🗞️ Driving the news: The Forbes Coaches Council discusses the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the business environment and its evolving focus
• They highlight that, despite criticism and backlash, DEI remains crucial for fostering inclusive and innovative corporate cultures

🔭 The context: DEI initiatives are shifting from superficial measures to more substantive, systemic changes that aim to foster genuine inclusivity and equity within organizations
• This transition is driven by the need to adapt to an increasingly diverse global workforce and evolving societal expectations

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Effective DEI practices contribute to sustainable business operations by promoting equitable opportunities and inclusive environments, which can drive broader societal change and encourage more responsible, ethical business practices

⏭️ What's next: The article suggests that future DEI efforts will likely focus more on systemic changes, including enhancing accountability and embedding DEI principles deeper within organizational cultures to achieve lasting impacts

💬 One quote: "Today’s emerging workforce and future leaders are the most diverse generation in history, so it goes without saying that they are going to expect and demand a workplace that reflects who they are and honors their backgrounds, experiences and visions." said Carol Geffner, CB Vision LLC

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