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Racial Incidents Spiked in 2020 Despite More Diversity Initiatives, New Study Shows

A Sustainalytics report assessed company involvement in controversies related to race and ethnicity.


Corporate racial and ethnic incidents soared in 2020, according to a recent study from Sustainalytics, a Morningstar company. From a sample of 206 global firms, there were 605 incidents between 2015 and the first quarter of 2021. Nearly half of these happened during 2020.

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