DP21/2: Diversity and inclusion in the financial sector – working together to drive change
With respect to diversity, we focus on ‘diversity of thought’, also called ‘cognitive diversity’, which we consider to be important for furthering our regulatory objectives. We propose to define diversity of thought as:bringing together a range of different styles of thinking among members of a group. Factors that could lead to diverse thinking could include, but not limited, to different perspectives, abilities, knowledge, attitudes, information styles, and demographic characteristics, or any combination of these.1.14 Diversity of thought is required to tackle the complex and evolving issues across the financial sector and wider society. Diversity of thought is about recognising how our different perspectives, skills, abilities, knowledge, attitudes, and information styles, or a combination of these, inform our approach to solving problems.
Essential issue needed to be focused on with regards to increasing inclusion