Diversity is important. Not only is it important, but it is also a link to a company’s (and industry) success. Companies in the top 25% for gender or racial and ethnic diversity are more likely to have above average financial returns. With this is mind, is it surprising that many companies still lag when it comes to diverse representation internally, and completely miss the key to unlocking their success.
It is a shocking revelation for many that the Clean Technology Industry is amongst those not unlocking this potential. This sector is home to the most innovative technology, R&D, minds, and teams in the world, yet still has some of the lowest percentage representation of woman and those from racial & ethnic minority backgrounds.
However, in 2021, leaders within the industry are reflecting and looking deeper at themselves, promising to make change and address the lack of diversity internally. The industry is built and run by people aligned on values of sustainability and making a positive impact in the world, and it is this mindset that gives hope when it comes to the topic of diversity.