In Brazil, the issue of diversity is a very present topic, and there are now several initiatives and organized civil society movements that seek to discuss policies on various themes – gender, race, social, environmental, etc. The country has always welcomed immigrants, which also makes Brazil a destination to receive refugees from various parts of the world – which strengthens this aspect of diversity in society.
One point that is most evident with the Commission’s debates on diversity is how inclusive policies contribute significantly to corporate financial and reputational gains. A study by McKinsey Consulting already pointed out in 2015 that corporations that commit to adopt diversity policies are more profitable. They are better able to attract and retain talent, to form leadership, and to have a more efficient decision-making process. In addition, they are more competitive because of the gains in reputation. They also have a motivated workforce and are therefore more likely to be financially successful.