The Parker Review, which is focused on improving the ethnic diversity of UK business, releases its annual report on Monday 11th March.
The Review is carried out jointly with the Department for Business and Trade and is based on a voluntary census on the ethnic diversity of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies’ boards.
In addition, for the first time this year, the Review has asked 50 large private companies to participate as well.
Last year, the Review found that at the end of 2022, 96 FTSE 100 companies had met the target for at least one board member to be from an ethnic minority. Of the FTSE 250 companies which reported, 67% then met the same target which is for December 2024 in their case.
During this event, Chair David Tyler will report on the numbers for December 2023 and discuss recent trends including the information the Review has been provided with for the first time, on the percentage of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 senior management composed by people from ethnic minorities.
This will be followed by a panel discussion of senior business leaders chaired by Soumen Das who is the co-Chair of the Review. The panel will review the progress made in recent years and plans for the future to improve the opportunities for ethnic minorities in British businesses.
We also expect to have a short interview with a global leader in the world of diversity, notably ethnic diversity.
Change the Race Ratio works in partnership with the Parker Review in order to achieve our shared goals.