At The Centre for Global Inclusion, our mission is to serve as a resource for research and education for individuals and organizations in their quest to improve diversity and inclusion practices around the world. As a US 501c3 public charity, The Centre is also the home of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World (or for short, the GDIB).

GDIB V.090517-6.5 CoverThe GDIB helps organizations determine strategy and measure progress in managing diversity and fostering inclusion. It is a free downloadable 80-page booklet  that can be used by submitting the Permission Agreement. The GDIB was written by its co-authors and The Centre’s founding board members Julie O’Mara, Board Chair and President, Alan Richter, Ph.D., Treasurer, and 95 Expert Panelists. Among the 95 Expert Panelists is The Centre’s third and final founding member, Nene Molefi, Secretary.

Along with the GDIB comes a suite of User Tools that can aid in approaching and analyzing its contents. Tips and suggestions that outline everything from how to present it to implementing it in every day situations are available as well. It makes no difference if you’re a fortune 500 or a budding small business, the GDIB can help with measuring diversity and fostering inclusion.

What Our Users Are Saying

Zahid Mubarik, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, SPHRi,

“As the concept of bottom line impact expands from 3P (People, Planet, Profit) to 5P (People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership), organisations realise that inclusivity is the road to sustainable growth for greater good of society. The unique value proposition of GDIB is that it provides comprehensive check lists which promote line of sight between operational procedures and the organisation’s sustainability.”

Zahid Mubarik

CEO, HR Metrics
President, SHRM Forum Pakistan
Member ISO TC 260 HR Standards
Islamabad, Pakistan

Janelle Sasaki

“We customized the GDIB for cultural, localized meanings.  When D&I was first introduced in Japan several years ago, it was seen as a western concept. In fact, there is not a Japanese character for the word ‘inclusion.’ The benchmarks accurately guided us when we broke ‘inclusion’ down into traits and other descriptive statements.”

Janelle Sasaki

Executive Director of Diversity & Inclusion Services
Ernst & Young Advisory Co., Ltd.
Tokyo, Japan

Oris Stuart

“Diversity and inclusion are core values of the NBA. The Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks have been an invaluable tool as we work to further integrate D&I into our efforts across all three of our leagues and at each of our teams. The GDIB provide a clear view for each enterprise to see where it is currently on the continuum and what to work  on to improve and reach the next level.”

Oris Stuart

Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
New York, NY, USA


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Image of the new Universal Icon for AccessibilityThe Centre for Global Inclusion strives to make its website, the GDIB and corresponding user tools accessible. Generally we are following the guidelines provided by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), a worldwide initiative to make the Web more accessible for persons with disabilities, which is a critically important D&I goal. While we have designed everything with accessibility in mind, we still have some work to do. For that reason and for further accommodation, we have an accessibility toolbar in the upper right hand corner to help with color contrast, font sizes and animations. For further assistance or to make comments about how we can improve, please email