The Innodiversity Index is a study that measures how companies strategically manage innodiversity in order to improve their competitiveness and efficiency during times of crisis. This project is a joint initiative from Fundación Diversidad and Fundación IE, with the support of Pfizer and HP and the participation of AmChamSpain and La Chambre. According to Celia de Anca and Salvador Aragón, researchers in this project, “the innodiversity is the organizational capacity to manage both diversity and innovation in order to improve business competitiveness”.
The collaboration between Fundación Diversidad and Fundación IE was born from a pioneer study on the connection between diversity and innovation, called Diversity Lab, in 2017. We continued the research work by carrying out the Innodiversity Index. This index was developed using a tool called “The Innodiversity Tree”. This tool is the first self-diagnostic application in the world and was launched in June 2019 in Spain. The aim of this three-year project is to compare and measure the level of innodiversity in the Spanish business sector.
To measure the level of diversity and innovation in the business community has never been easier. Fundación Diversidad and Fundación IE have published a new version of the Innodiversity Index, a free self-diagnostic tool that allows companies to know the progress made on diversity and inclusion. In this renewed version, the self-diagnosis is composed by 17 thematic sections to facilitate participation.
The results of this edition were presented on 1st February, 2023 in the event “Innodiversity in the Spanish business industry 1999-2022” that took place at the Representation Office of the European Comission in Madrid, and in which Carme Artigas, Secretary of State of Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence, was present.
Fundación Diversidad has published “Diversidad & Inclusión. Teoría y práctica de la gestión en la empresa” (published by LoQueNoExiste), the essential manual that links diversity management with well-being at work.
The collective work, coordinated by Enrique Arce and Mercedes Dueñas, includes a preface written by Nadia Calviño, First Vice-President of Spain and minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation.
This book includes the participation of 31 experts on diversity and three companies (Mahou San Miguel, Reale Seguros and Sacyr), who have explained their case studies.
The list of experts who have collaborate in “Diversidad & Inclusión” includes: Mar Aguilera, Salvador Aragón, Enrique Arce, Reyes Bellver, Francisco Bermúdez, Lina María Cabezas, Jorge Cagigas, Isabel Cano, Beatriz Coleto, Celia de Anca, Mercedes Dueñas, Antonio Fuertes, Javier J. Marco, Sylvia Jarabo, Alfonso Jiménez, Uxío Malvido, Roberto Martínez, Sonsoles Morales, Eduardo Mozo, Óscar Muñoz, Eduvigis Ortiz, Tomás Pereda, Imma Pérez, Mercedes Pescador, Cristina Ramírez, Sonia Río, Miguel Rodríguez, Maravillas Rojo, Rosa San Andrés, Natalia Zapatero and Rebeca Zornoza.
A total of 31 experts from organizations and private companies, who share in this book their theoretical knowledge and their experience in diversity and inclusion management.
The book “Diversidad e Inclusión. Teoría y práctica de la gestión en la empresa” is available in electronic format in the following points of sale:
According to the latest study by Fundación Diversidad and Fundación IE, Spanish companies score well in innodiversity management by putting diversity at the service of innovation. All the companies that have participated in the past editions of the Innodiversity Index are making good progress in terms of innodiversity. On a scale of 0 to 10, the score of the innodiversity index results in the evolution of the recurring company has risen from 2.55 in 2019; to 3.02 in 2021 to 4.11 in 2022, almost doubling in the last three years.
Although the joint management of diversity and innovation is still a new practice in countries such as Spain, every sector is committed, specially the telecommunications sector, which standing out. The least committed sector is the media and entertainment sector. These are some of the main conclusions of the new Innodiversity Index.
Fundación Diversidad has collaborated with Fundación IE to carry out two studies to learn about the situation of senior employees (over 55 years old) in depth. The studies researched about the education of these employees, whether or not they have partial retirement plans at a certain age, or how many people partially retire every year, among other topics.
In 2018, we presented the report “Senior employees in Spanish companies: Reality and Challenges”. The goal of this study was to draw a series of conclusions from which statistic data could be obtained regarding the situation of the senior employees in Spanish companies.
A new edition of the report was published in 2019, extending the scope to Europe: “Los trabajadores Seniors en las Empresas Europeas”. This edition analysed demographic variables, labour legislation regarding senior employees and good business practices in 9 countries: Germany, Spain, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, the United Kingdom and Sweden. This study was also coordinated by Rafael Puyol, with the collaboration of Sagardoy Abogados, People Matter and Fundación para la Diversidad.
In March 2020, Fundación para la Diversidad and Leadership Woman Football (LWF) signed a collaboration agreement in order to unite their efforts to promote the proper diversity management in the sports world.
As a result of this collaboration, “I Volumen – Reflexiones en Diversidad: Visión de Género en el Fútbol en tiempos de crisis” was published. This compilation of articles was a result of the talent and experiences of the people enrolled in the LWF Mentoring Programme, mainly people related to sports world. Additionally, the publication includes articles by Reyes Bellver, CEO of LWF, and Javier Marco, Operations Manager in LWF, both of whom are part of the board of Fundación para la Diversidad, as well as Sonia Rio, director of Fundación para la Diversidad.
In Fundación para la Diversidad we are committed to alliances in general, and particularly in the sports world, as a way of sending a message in favour of inclusion, giving visibility to the different diversities and initiatives in sports that promote equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their individual characteristics or situation.