In a recent report, the AESC outlines their stance on diversity and explains why diversity is a business imperative. The AESC and member firms adhere to a high standard of excellence which includes their commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The AESC believes diversity extends beyond filling quotas. For the AESC, a diverse organization is one that values demographic diversity and a culture of inclusion. Diverse organizations are the ones that encourage diverse perspectives and harness those viewpoints to achieve their goals.
Aside from the regulatory and economic environments that require organizations to make serious efforts toward diversity, the case for business diversity extends into everyday business transactions. For example, corporations like Coca-Cola, Norvartis, and Johnson and Johnson are now demanding diversity in the companies they do business with.