This report discusses the important subjects of diversity, inclusion and equity from the perspective of the accountancy and finance profession. Ensuring that accountancy is a profession that is open to everyone and that it enables us all to play a full and valuable role in society is fundamental to our reason for existing. It strongly supports our ethical stance.
The report explores the profession and the perspectives of ACCA members, affiliates and future members across this complex agenda. The responses of the 10,049 of this community who took part in a global survey in October 2020 showed the following:
- 73 per cent thinks that we are an inclusive profession
- 65 per cent thinks that there’s a strong link to organisational success
- 63 per cent thinks that has an issue to deal with (yes and maybe)
- 54 per cent don’t know what to do and uncertain
These perceptions were considered with a range of participants in the over 20 roundtables that were conducted on a global basis.