30 Pakistani companies win Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks Awards 2020

ISLAMABAD: A total of 30 renowned Pakistani companies and financial organisations including banks and microfinance institutions have won the prestigious Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks (GDIB) Awards, 2020 in multiple categories.

The GDIB Awards will be presented to the winning companies and institutions for the year 2020 at a grand ceremony scheduled to be held at Karachi on Mar 4, 2021.

Top Ten Winner companies include Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), METRO, Engro Fertilizers Limited, Nestle Pakistan Limited, Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC), Abacus, Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Limited, Engro Energy Limited, Aga Khan University and Faysal Bank Limited.

Overall winners include Khaadi Pakistan (SMC-Pvt) Limited, The First MicroFinanceBank Limited, S&P Global Pakistan, Bank Alfalah, Hashoo Foundation, AGP Limited, Philip Morris Pakistan Limited, U Microfinance Bank Limited, Gray Mackenzie Restaurants International Limited (KFC Pakistan), Allied Bank Limited, PTCL, TAF Foundation, ICI Pakistan Limited, Telenor, Engro Polymer and Chemicals Limited, HBL, HRSG, The Millennium Education, The Millennium Universal College, and JS Bank.

Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks are standards for organisations around the world which help determine strategy and measure progress in managing diversity and fostering inclusion.

The Centre for Global Inclusion, home of GDIB; aims to serve as a resource for research and education for individuals and organisations in their quest to improve diversity and inclusion practices around the world.

GDIB standards help create equitable and better functioning organisations, confronting racism, sexism, and all forms of oppression, cultivate trust, acceptance, physical and psychological safety, lead inclusively, respond with agility, and thrive through disruption, promote wellness and self-care as ingredients for lasting change and contribute to creating a sustainable world.

GDIB awards are a mechanism to recognise and encourage progressive organisations who use GDIB standards to align D&I with organisational policies for sustainable financial and social performance.

Diversity Hub HR Metrics organises annual GDIB awards by engaging organisations from all over Pakistan.

Diversity Hub is a centre of expertise within HR Metrics Consulting, with a mission to help organisations become sustainable through inclusive cultural and behavioural change.


Shahzad Paracha
The writer is a member of Pakistan Today's Islamabad bureau. He can be reached at [email protected]


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