Diversity is not an obligation for us to be seen to be doing the right thing.
It actually makes very good business sense.
The research into outcomes based on diversity is overwhelming and clear: the more diverse the group the better the outcome. Plus there is compelling research that diversity drives financial performance too. So, it’s very clear to us – diversity makes long-term sense, gives fresher perspectives and makes us better at what we do.
Diversity significantly improves financial performance on measures such as profitable investments at the individual portfolio-company level and overall fund returns”
— The Other Diversity Dividend
Harvard Business Review, August 2018