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Diversity and inclusion

Central Europe CFO Survey 2020

Key facts

  • More than a quarter (27%) of CFOs told us that their company’s strategy and vision for D&I is well known and understood throughout the workforce.
  • 28% of CFOs agree or strongly agree that their companies have a formal strategy for D&I in place.
  • 38% of respondents from Business and Professional Services confirm D&I practices are a substantial part of the companies’ talent brand or strategy.
  • 40% of the CFOs in the survey told us that their organisations use internal mechanisms like newsletters and intranets to tell their employees about their approach to and support for D&I. 
  • Among strategic priorities for the next three years, gender diversity is the most important aspect of D&I (confirmed by 50% of CFOs).
  • The most popular initiative to promote D&I is to develop and issue an organisation-wide vision and set of principles – confirmed by 50% of respondents.
  • Between 56% and 62% of CFOs confirmed that their companies have adopted formal written policies or standards with regard to discrimination, fair pay, flexible working, equal access to career development opportunities and standards for maternity/parental leave.
  • More than one in four (27%) of respondents from Business & Professional Services told us that their CEO or other board members are also on the board of an external D&I-related organisation, NGO or association.
  • A relatively high proportion of respondents from the Technology, Media, Telecommunication sector told us that their CEO or vice president is actively involved in promoting D&I issues through traditional and digital media channels (21%) and social media (24%).