The D&I Strategy Framework was an initiative of Community Business and the member companies of its Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN), which is a group of leading companies who are committed to progressing the D&I discussion in Asia. Developed in 2012, it has since been further refined and has been used for various companies and organisations in the regoin.
It is a strategic tool designed to help companies make progress on their diversity and inclusion (D&I) journey in Asia.
Working at both a regional and country level, it empowers companies to adopt a co-ordinated and structured approach as they seek to embed a culture of D&I within the organisation.
Value of the Framework
Comprising both a Framework and a Process, the D&I Strategy Framework enables your company to:
- Conduct a strategic review of the current state of D&I in your organisation in Asia.
- Facilitate discussion and engage key internal stakeholders in order to establish common ownership and commitment to your D&I strategy moving forward.
- Understand your local market context and identify priority issues for attention.
- Develop a roadmap and locally relevant actions plans to drive sustainable change and improved performance.
Structure of the Framework
Based on a global model by O’Mara and Richter* and adapted to support companies driving their D&I strategies across the Asia region, the D&I Strategy Framework is structured around a number of best practice indicators in 14 categories and 4 areas.
Best Practice Indicators
In the Framework, each of the Categories is made up of a number of specific ‘indicators’ that are deemed to be best practice for companies to adopt.
Extracted from Category 1. D&I Vision, Strategy and Business Case under Foundation Area.
- We have a clear business case for driving diversity and inclusion in this geography.
- We have a clear diversity and inclusion strategy which defines our current diversity objectives and is underpinned by a clear plan of action in this geography
- We have clear diversity and inclusion policies that are applicable to this geography.
Building on Community Business’ experience of working with various companies in this field, Community Business has developed a recommended approach for how the Framework is designed to be used in Asia. For details, please go to the How to Use
page of this website.