Accountancy faces up to unconscious bias

As the spotlight of the Black Lives Matter movement continues to expose deep-rooted inequality embedded within society, ICAEW Insights looks at what the accountancy profession is doing to tackle the issue of bias, inclusion and diversity.

The brutal and very public death of George Floyd in Minneapolis sent ripples out across the world, and for many people, places and organisations has proved a pivotal and transformative moment.

In Britain, the statue of 17th Century slave trader Edward Colston was pulled down and dumped in Bristol harbour, while protests against the statues of other slave traders and imperialist African adventurers such as Sir Cecil Rhodes broke out across the nation.

And within a few short weeks, Labour leader Kier Starmer unleashed his own storm of controversy when he told BBC Breakfast that it’s “a shame” the sentiment behind the Black Lives Matter movement is getting “tangled up with these organisational issues” and it’s “nonsense” to call to ‘Defund the Police’.

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