Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) forms an important aspect of every progressive company’s ESG focus. Of the protected groups, often racial justice receives the least priority. BBI also believes ‘Equity’ is of paramount importance, as it takes into account embedded systemic, structural and cultural biases, barriers preventing people from diverse backgrounds from fulfilling their potential and being equally rewarded when they do. This inequity, manifests in many ways ranging from pay disparities, a lack of industry wide recognition and absent or slow career progression. This leads to frustration with the impacted party often leaving to pursue alternative employment or a change in career, a loss of talent and experience for the employer.