ESG360 – Gender Equality, Disability and the Diversity Dividend

We take note of how companies in East Asia compare to European peers in addressing diversity in the workplace, and what these companies can do to embrace disabled workers and achieve gender equality for the long run.

  • Employing more women and disabled workers offers a so-called ‘diversity dividend,’ generating greater creativity and business performance
  • Over 1 billion people or 15% of the global population is in some way disabled, making them the world’s largest minority group
  • Financial services companies score well on gender and disability metrics

In this episode of ESG360, we explore how companies in East Asia are tackling the challenge of gender diversity in the workplace and embracing disabled workers. Amid a long period of economic prosperity, East Asia is facing a shortage of workers due to demographic factors, which could help its companies become more inclusive as they look to fill the gap.


    Dr. Peter Matanle

    Dr. Peter Matanle

    Senior Lecturer, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield


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