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24 Aug 2021
by Dawn Lewis

How organisations are linking their DEI and ESG targets, featuring Michelle Sequeira from Mercer

In this interview, REBA’s Debi O’Donovan is joined by Michelle Sequeira, UK diversity, equity and inclusion consulting leader at Mercer, to discuss how organisations are linking their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets.

Sequeira explains that DEI aspects have been found to be the most important metric within ESG targets.

“DEI is very much linked to the social aspect of ESG when thinking about representation targets: ‘mirroring the communities within which I serve’. And inclusion targets: ‘am I actually ensuring that we have a culture that is inclusive of everyone?’.”

They go on to discuss how links are emerging between the DEI agenda and pay as well as employee benefits. 

Sequeira attended REBA’s exclusive Transforming engagement: aligning corporate culture with human values breakfast in association with Mercer Marsh Benefits. It brought together senior reward professionals from an array of sectors to discuss rising values – such as having a purpose, being sustainable, aiming for environmental targets, and promoting DEI and wellbeing – and examine whether these link into organisational culture and responsible reward and benefits in today’s corporations.

Read a full round-up from the breakfast event on Employers are moving to align corporate culture and human values.

Accompanying the Transforming Engagement Series are three reports that will provide the context and practical steps needed to meet the challenge of transforming organisational culture into one that engages employees and reduces people risks. Report three will be available in the autumn.

Download report one People risk: why the need for change is urgent.

Download report two Aligning corporate culture and human values.

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