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Tools, Resources & Reports Embracing Change 

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2021 Annual Report

'To make a plan forward, we must first understand where we currently are'

Thanks to the data contributions of the Pledge Signatories, this report represents the first-ever statical insights into diversity and inclusion within the Yachting industry. The report explores both the shoreside and crew landscapes ,collating both quantitive and qualitative data. The results? Shocking yet not at all unexpected, the insights rang from myth busting, confronting and alarming. This report represents the first step in defining our landscape and is the spring board for further programs research and impacts.




Harvard Business Review

Why Diverse Teams are Smarter

In recent years a body of research has revealed another, more nuanced benefit of workplace diversity. Working with people who are different from you may challenge your brain to overcome its stale ways of thinking and sharpen its performance.



Diversity climate enhances work outcomes through trust and openness in workgroup communication

Academic paper from SpringerPlus makes the case that diversity facilitates trust and openness in workgroup communication, enhancing work outcomes by positively impacting job satisfaction, sense of inclusion,& communication and knowledge sharing.


Credit Suisse

Gender Diversity and Corporate Performance

Gender Diversity and Corporate Performance found that organisations with at least one female board member yielded higher net income growth and higher return on equity than those without a woman on the board.


McKinsey & Co

Delivering Through Diversity

Why Diversity Matters report on public companies found that those in the top quartile for gender diversity and ethnic and racial diversity in management were respectively 15% and 35% more likely to have returns above the industry mean.


Witten/Herdecke University

Board of Directors' Diversity, Creativity, and Cognitive Conflict

In a 2015 survey from Witten/Herdecke University Board of Directors Diversity, Creativity, and Cognitive Conflict, researchers found that the higher the level of diversity of board members backgrounds and personalities, the higher the degree of creativity and cognitive conflict during the decision-making process.


Scientific American

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter features research from several top universities that show how diversity provokes more thought, makes teams work harder, & delivers a higher quality of work.



The Diversity and Inclusion Revolution

​While most business leaders now believe having a diverse and inclusive culture is critical to performance, they don't always know how to achieve that goal. Here are eight powerful truths that can help turn aspirations into reality.


McKinsey & Co 2020

Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters

Diversity wins is the third report in a McKinsey series investigating the business case for diversity. The latest report shows not only that the business case remains robust but also that the relationship between diversity on executive teams and the likelihood of financial outperformance has strengthened over time.


Boston Consulting Group

The Mix that Matters: Innovation Through Diversity

Innovation Through Diversity found that companies surveyed that had higher levels of gender, geographical or industry diversity also had higher revenue from new products and services. The study also found that innovation jumps once the proportion of female managers within an organiSation rises above 20%.



Hacking Diversity With Inclusive Decision-Making

Enterprise decision platform Cloverpop released the study 2017 Hacking Diversity With Inclusive Decision-Making, which found that inclusive decision-making leads to better business decisions 87% of the time, reaching those decisions twice as fast in half the meeting times.



A New Recipe to Improve Business Performance

This report highlights the benefits of creating a sense of inclusion within a corporation's culture. Research is presented which finds that employees who see their organisation as being committed to diversity, and who themselves feel included, are more likely to provide high ratings for their organisation in terms of performance, customer service, innovation and engagement.


Bain & Co

Charting the Course: Getting Women to the Top

Research shows frontline managers can play a pivotal role in helping women ascend.


Morgan Stanley

Why it pays to invest in Gender Diversity

Morgan Stanley released research in its 2016 study Putting Gender Diversity to Work: Better Fundamentals, Less Volatility that showed companies with high levels of gender diversity have lower volatility and a better return on equity (ROE) than companies ranked low in diversity.


McKinsey & Co

Diversity Matters

Why Diversity Matters a report on public companies found that those in the top quartile for gender diversity and ethnic and racial diversity in management were respectively 15% and 35% more likely to have returns above the industry mean.

Ted Talk

How Diversity makes teams more

Are diverse companies really more innovative? Rocío Lorenzo and her team surveyed 171 companies to find out -- and the answer was a clear yes. In a talk that will help you build a better, more robust company, Lorenzo dives into the data and explains how your company can start producing fresher, more creative ideas by treating diversity as a competitive advantage.


Creating Transformative Cultures

This is a two-part conversation with Aiko Bethea, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion expert. Brené takes the foundations from their first conversation and builds upon them with strategic and sustainable action items that we can take to create non-reactive, intentional, accountable, and transformational change. It’s a masterclass in the power of integration and the importance of a learning mindset.

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