Diversity & Inclusion

Supporting a just and equitable transition to zero carbon for our communities means advocating for organisations to build authentic, inclusive workplaces that foster a sense of belonging.

Moving Beyond Diversity

'Thriving People, Thriving Voices' series

SBC's Thriving People team Robert Perry and Megan Gallagher have been working with SBC members to showcase the work they have been doing to integrate diversity and inclusion into their workplaces. Watch the videos below to learn more about what diversity looks like in business.

The strengths of a neurodiverse workforce, with Mike Styles from Hidden Talents.

When we talk about diversity and inclusion, we automatically think about gender, age, culture. Usually those with diverse accessibility needs aren't front of mind. However, 1 in 7 Kiwis are neurodivergent, meaning that their brain functions, learns, and processes information quite differently.

So with a hugely disrupted labour market, notoriously low productivity levels, and talent attraction and retention so critical to our economy right now, do we actually have a skills crisis? Or is part of the problem the fact that we're ignoring an existing pool of talent that bring diverse skills and thinking that business craves?

In this episode of Thriving Voices, Thriving People, SBC's Robert Perry is joined by Mike Styles from Hidden Talents to get the low down on neurodiversity and why it's a competitive advantage for business.

Skycity's Diversity Strategy

Robert Perry talks to SkyCity's Claire Walker, Chief People and Culture Officer, and Anthony Thompson, Sustainability Manager, about diversity projects in their workplace, and what changes they've been most proud of.

Moving Beyond Diversity workshops

In this video update, Robert and Megan discuss the first Moving Beyond Diversity workshop and what they've learned.

These are challenging times. With no organisation, community or whanau immune to the effects of COVID, people’s wellness and wellbeing are paramount. We see building belonging in the workplace as even more critical right now given the levels of disruption and uncertainty.

We have been working with a group of CEs and their People leaders from members including DB, Spark, and Sanford to shape this initiative. Our aim is to support organisations build authentic, inclusive workplaces that foster a sense of belonging.

It is essential that diversity and inclusion are at the heart of both our approach and the outcomes sought. We will be facilitating a three-step collaborative design-led process during June - August 2021 to start our korero about how we are individually and collectively best able to drive behaviour-led systemic change. This collaborative process will be led in partnership with Hia Kai, gaining insights, testing ideas, and prototype solutions for tackling shared challenges through rapid innovation sprints.