Beyond the Workforce: Threading DEI into Supply Chains, Communities & Capital Investments
March 29, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Integrating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) beyond your workforce can create a positive ripple effect across your entire value chain. Hear how one company is pulling levers in its supply chain, communities and through innovative partnerships to accelerate DEI.
Increasing participation of underrepresented stakeholders requires collaboration with stakeholders inside and outside of your org chart. Along with better understanding barriers to entry, this will create new opportunities for growth.
Supply chain accountability is one lever that can be pulled to strengthen DEI commitments. It minimizes and eliminates barriers and biases to amplify economic and social impact. Applying tried and tested procedures and playbooks to this often complicated pathway can help guide suppliers on this journey.
Similarly, applying a DEI lens to capital investments in innovation provides an opportunity for accelerating impact. A new Inclusion Challenge led by Nutrien and Radicle Growth is opening doors for diverse businesses and start-ups in agtech. This Inclusion Challenge will help increase awareness and address the barriers limiting access to early-stage capital among historically underrepresented groups.