This time of the year is known as the pride month: all over the world, people parade to celebrate their pride of being diverse. For this reason, our Sustainability Wednesday will be dedicated to the theme of diversity in sustainable businesses.
What do we mean when we talk about diversity? What role does it play in sustainability? Do sustainable businesses pay more attention to diversity and inclusion? When we talk about diversity, we can refer to quite heterogeneous subjects: women, LGBTQI+ subjects, people coming from minority groups and people with disabilities.
What is it that keeps together such a mixed group? Their insecurities, as they make them stand out from a presupposed “normal” majority.
Nonetheless, it is precisely the existence of these insecurities, of different types and levels, that makes these subjects worth listening to and supporting.
The ability to include everyone is one of the elements that characterizes sustainability in businesses, even if this aspect is often less considered than others.
In fact, businesses can be sustainable along three axes: economic, environmental and social.
Firstly, economic sustainability is what allows an enterprise to last over time and to offer its services and products in a constant and stable manner. Secondly, environmental sustainability refers to the monitoring, the evaluation and the consequent limitation of the negative impact that a business has on its surrounding environment.