Lord Dr Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE
CHANCELLOR, REGENTS UNIVERSITY LONDON | VICE PRESIDENT, UNICEF | TRUSTEE, VODAFONE GROUP FOUNDATION | GLOBAL HEAD of CITIZENSHIP, KPMG
"The need for business to truly understand the value, skills and experiences that a fully engaged and included diverse workplace brings is at an all-time high! When there is a shift in the way business’ embraces ethnicity and culture it will unlock the true often hidden foundation assets of that business. Ensuring businesses are fully diverse is imperative in creating and serving a more inclusive society. There has to be a shift in moving away from pre-programmed methods of recruitment and algorithmic selection. The door of opportunity must be given to all regardless of differences of background, culture and colour and we must actively make sure all are present in the room! This is all about intelligent and determined decisions. It’s the only way to win in an open multi-culture world."