When we published our Sustainability Report in June, it was clear from the comments on our social channels that some people were confused about our third pillar on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DE&I). Why, when sustainability is seemingly about climate change and the environment, were we talking about representation and pathways to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)?
The United Nation’s (UN’s) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) make it clear that equality and education are vital to our planet’s future, and it makes up a core part of our sustainability strategy.
We can’t ignore the data
Not everyone sees representation the same way. Some might be happy to speculate on or justify why more men than women are in STEM careers and leadership positions, or why people who went to private school are overrepresented in certain industries or on…