Tag: Global

Supplier Diversity

Supplier diversity is a key element of London 2012’s commitment to diversity. In 2008, Britain’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) explored procurement policies and practices in the London boroughs hosting the games. The EHRC concluded that significant attempts have been made to improve supplier diversity, but only a small number had actually won contracts. Since then, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) issued a Diversity and Inclusion Business Charter to state its goals of supplier diversity at the games.

Tips from a D&I Professional

There are several lessons that come with understanding global diversity

Work-Life Balance in a Global Context

By Sunniva Heggertveit-Aoudia “Work/life balance,” “WLB,” “work – and life balance.” “A beloved child has many names,” is a Norwegian saying. But some companies avoid talking about this subject, for fear of opening “Pandora’s box” and hearing how people are really doing, thinking they cannot meet the employees’ expectations and wishes. A progressive company would… Read the full article

Buy a Rug, Help a Child

Since its founding in 1995, GoodWeave has helped the number of South Asian children bound in carpet-making decrease by 75%, from 1 million to 250,000. Indian human rights activist Kailash Satyarthi founded the company after witnessing first-hand the profits made from rugs created by child labor. Satyarthi wanted to create a market for certified child-labor-free products, which would effectively end the easily-replaceable market for child labor.

Global Diversity: Software vs. Other Leading Industries

Phyllis Stewart Pires- Vice President, Global Head of Diversity at SAP, a leader in the business software industry, with offices in over 80 countries- reflects on industry-specific global diversity challenges.

Number Two Language Remains Relevant in Business

It is well-known that English is no longer the most-spoken language in the world, beat out only by Mandarin Chinese. English, though, continues to be relevant in the global market.

Global Diversity & Business Growth

VP of Editorial Services Damian Johnson spoke with author and diversity consultant Melissa Lamson, CEO and President of Lamson Consulting, discusses global diversity and business growth in the first of an ongoing series

Emphasizing Gender Balance, Flexible Work at adidas

Danja Frech, Head of Diversity for adidas, Germany, weighs in on the biggest issues for global diversity in 2012 at the sports retail giant

Best Practices in Global Diversity

As firms become increasingly affected by globalization, managers face the challenge of moving away from an ethnocentric mindset to think globally.

Global Trends on the Horizon

Being a diversity practitioner has never been more exciting from demographics, social, political and business perspectives. Being a member of management and part of a corporation has also never been more complex. There are a number of trends that diversity practitioners need to be mindful of when developing and executing diversity strategies within their companies.