YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
iRESPECT is an invitation to join an individual initiative to encourage people to take a public stand against discrimination in all its forms, especially gender, ethnicity, religion and disability.
Our society and industry will become more inclusive when there is widespread respect for the differences and diversity of us all.
It’s not only socially and morally desirable, there is a growing body of evidence that diversity and inclusiveness can make a substantial difference in a company’s profitability.
Respected international management consultancy, McKinsey and Co, have been measuring and tracking the performance of companies around the world and according to their 2020 study
"… companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 25 percent more likely to have above-average profitability than companies in the fourth quartile.”
The business case for ethnic and cultural diversity is equally compelling.
From a social licence perspective, a sector that better reflects the diversity of the community is also more likely to better communicate and respond to the community’s needs and gain its ongoing support.
Change will come when people of influence, including current and future influencers and leaders, stand up to be counted and are prepared to allow others to hold them to account.
Signatories to the iRESPECT pledge give permission to those around them speak out if they see inappropriate behaviour (including their own.)