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2021 Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Benchmarks Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World

The three co-authors, Nene Molefi, Julie O’Mara, and Alan Richter, PhD and the 112 Expert Panelists are pleased to offer the 2021 edition of the GDEIB.

The 2021 GDEIB help organizations:

    • Become more equitable and inclusive
  • Cultivate trust, acceptance, physical and psychological safety
  • Embrace new ways to work
  • Promote wellness and self-care as ingredients for lasting change
  • Contribute to creating a sustainable world that works for all.

GDEIB is a phenomenal guide for what could be the greatest systemic transformation of work in this century.  We find ourselves updating this global benchmark guidebook and its suite of tools when people around the globe are grappling with the consequences of decades of inequity and injustice.

You can download the 2021 edition of the GDEIB here.

Originaly published in Ethikos Volume 35, Number 2. March 25, 2021 Pioneers in business ethics: Joan Elise Dubinsky.

Joan Dubinsky, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) JD, has been a champion for ethics, compliance, and responsible business conduct within the international, government, nonprofit, and business sectors for more than 30 years. She is a leader in the global business ethics movement, having served as the chief ethicist for several leading international organizations and corporations, including the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, BAE Systems Inc., and the American Red Cross. Dubinsky was interviewed by Patricia Werhane, PhD.

A note on this series: In the last 40 years or so, an entirely new academic and occupational niche for practicing ethics in business has emerged. Many of the original academic business ethicists came to the field through philosophy, then brought their thinking and research into business schools. Many of the original practitioners came to the field through the law and remain close to the practice of law.

In an effort to preserve and share this knowledge and practical experience, the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society at the University of Illinois Gies College of Business has filmed and transcribed the oral histories of these pioneers and early adopters. To date, almost 50 academics and practitioners have been interviewed, each with 25 years or more of experience in the field of business ethics. This series aims to provide a better understanding of how the business ethics field and profession have evolved over the decades, through the interviewees’ own experiences. This interview was condensed for clarity and brevity.

You can read the full interview on the website.

GEIB posterThe third edition of the Global Ethics & Integrity Benchmarks (GEIB) has just been published. With the help of 35 global experts this latest edition has 15 categories in three groups Foundation, Culture and Risk. Besides significant text edits and updates, the new edition has one new category: Interpersonal Misconduct, reflecting one of the most significant emerging ethical risks facing us today, as respect and inclusion have become critical to all successful workplaces, together with the impact of #metoo and the growing global movement against sexual harassment and assault. The GEIB is free to download and can be freely used by any organization when permission is requested.


June – presented at IDD Conference in Groeningen

November – presented at the SIETAR USA Conference in Omaha

December – presented virtually at the Ubuntu meeting hosted by the IMF and World Bank


March – presented at Forum on Workplace Inclusion virtual conference

November – presented the GDEIB at the G7 Summit hosted by the Federal Reserve Board and IMF


March: presented at Forum on Workplace Inclusion conference in Minneapolis

September: Presented at DEI India virtual summit

October: Presented at SIETAR USA virtual conference

December: Presented at SIOPSA virtual conference


April: presented at DEI Conference India in Delhi and presented at Forum on Workplace Inclusion conference in Minneapolis;

May: presented at Sietar Europa conference in Leuven, Belgium;


January – presented at PMI conference in Philadelphia

April – presented at Forum on Workplace Inclusion conference in Minneapolis

May – presented at PMI conference in Berlin and Diversity Best Practices conference in Dublin


January - presented at PMI conference in Philadelphia

February - presented at the World HRD Congress in Mumbai

April - presented at the Forum on Workplace Inclusion in Minneapolis

May - presented at ATD in Atlanta

October - presented at SietarUSA in San Diego

December - presented at the Conference Board of Canada in Toronto

AN INQUIRY INTO THE EXISTENCE OF GLOBAL VALUES: Through the Lens of Comparative Constitutional Law, edited by Dennis Davis, Alan Richter and Cheryl Saunders, Hart Publishing, 2015.

Finally – after much delay -- our book has been published, is now available, and can be ordered online at:

The following articles and chapters were written by Alan Richter, Ph.D., founder and president of QED Consulting.

“Building a Culture of Inclusion: The Case of UNAIDS”, by Alan Richter, in Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion, edited by Ferdman, B and B. Deane, SIOP, Jossey-Bass, 2014.

"Creating an Adaptable Workforce by Engaging with all Employees" By A. L. Richter. [download word document]

Global Standards Boost Diversity at Alaska Air, by V. Robert Hayles, Julie O’Mara and Alan Richter, Diversity Executive, Nov/Dec 2011


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