Race and ethnicity in the management pipeline.

CMI and the British Academy of Management

Business leaders need to learn how to talk about race and ethnicity issues. We’re still a long, long way back from where we are now with gender.
Pavita Cooper, Chair – Delivering Diversity

Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people are under-represented in business and especially in management roles.

It’s time for change.

Our research explores how businesses are working to increase diversity throughout the management pipeline.

Around 12.5% of the UK population are BAME yet they hold just 6% of top management positions. Closing this representation gap is an urgent challenge – and a major opportunity, which could add £24bn to the economy annually. But could managers do more to deliver diversity?

Delivering Diversity
Too many leaders have been silent on race and ethnicity and it's time for change.
The progress we've started to see on gender diversity shows how business can build momentum on the issue.

Petra Wilton
Director of Strategy for the Chartered Management Institute
Diverse management teams deliver higher shareholder value and enhanced performance.
Professor Sir Cary Cooper
President of the British Academy of Management

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