Dignity, Diversity and Belonging

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In today’s global business landscape, companies are increasingly focused on improving diversity and inclusion practices. However, the actual effectiveness of these initiatives and the presence of true equality in the workplace remain uncertain. Research has shown that dignity, diversity and belonging (DDB) are crucial components for building successful and sustainable workplaces. Companies with diverse workforces have been found to outperform their less diverse counterparts, both financially and otherwise.

Promoting diversity alone is not enough. Therefore, companies must adopt an ROI-driven approach to create programs and interventions that deliver sustainable results while aligning with talent, business, and organizational values.

The key to achieving a more equitable world lies in inclusive conversations and metacognitive skills. Above all, safeguarding human dignity is essential for human rights and must be respected for all individuals, regardless of their background or personal characteristics.

In this edition of the Library Newsletter, we have compiled a selection of resources to help you advance DDB in your workplace and beyond. Let’s work together toward a more diverse and inclusive future where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

1. DDB at the Workplace Literature

IESE Dignity, Diversity & Belonging Office literature selection

Selection of books on DDB done by Maria Puig, IESE Dignity, Diversity & Belonging Office Director.

Find books and articles on DDB. Use limiters on the left to narrow down your search results.

Business Source Ultimate
Find books and articles on DDB at the workplace.

APA PsycArticles
Search for books and articles that explore DDB in the workplace from a psychological perspective.

• IESE Research:

IESE Insight – Articles
Publications on DDB by IESE professors.
Carmina Roca and Rafael Pich-Aguilera Women and Leadership Chair
IESE Women in Leadership (I-WiL)

HBR Articles on Diversity & Inclusion

Find recent news on DDB. Use subject filters to screen for specific topics such as minority-owned businesses or gender equality.

FT.com. Workplace-diversity-equality articles.

2. DDB Data

Corporate Board

Search by keyword and retrieve dossiers such as:
Diversity and Equality in European Companies
Workforce Diversity at Online Companies

OECD iLibrary
Search for reports and statistics on the topic.
For example: All Hands In? Making Diversity Work for All

World Bank. Gender Data Portal

3. Company & Career Information


Access Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data via the Bloomberg terminal. Information is available for public companies only, but includes the percentage of minority and women employees and managers.

Access the Bloomberg Terminal in the Barcelona Library Financial Room.

Search for companies owned or managed by women.

Fortune Rankings. Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

DiversityInc. Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Great Place to Work. World’s Best Workplaces

Seramount. Best Companies Lists
Indexes and lists of organizations that are committed to women’s advancement, diversity and inclusion, and family-friendly workplace culture.

4. Organizations Studying Diversity in the Workplace

Catalyst.org. Workplaces that Works for Women

Kapor Center
Developing a vision and practice to make the tech industry more diverse and inclusive.

World Economic Forum. Gender Gap Report

World Economic Forum & McKinsey. Global Parity Alliance: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lighthouses 2023
World Economic Forum’s Centre for the New Economy and Society in collaboration with McKinsey and Company.

PWC. Global Diversity & Inclusion Survey

MCKinsey’s Insights on Diversity & Inclusion