WHF x Denominator: Launch of a new Index measuring countries’ DEI performance

World Humanitarian Forum is partnering with Denominator to launch the most comprehensive and sophisticated measure of countries’ Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) performance. 

World Humanitarian Forum (WHF) is the largest and most inclusive nonpartisan forum in humanitarian aid and international development. With its mission to tackle issues across the global human experience, WHF is excited to partner with Denominator and share a tool to advance progress on DEI.  

As the world tackles the challenge of ‘building forward better’ across nations and industries, it is more important than ever to have precise data and tools to implement and track necessary changes. At the core, Denominator delivers fact-based DEI transparency to facilitate DEI improvements and increased growth across organizations and countries. 

Denominator, a global data provider, covers more than 1.5 million public and private companies, 88 industries, and 220+ countries on 200+ Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion specific data variables. The data and analytical insights drive the most comprehensive DEI rating models and indexes, creating the global standard for measuring DEI performance. Denominator’s models and data are grounded in and mapped to UN, World Economic Forum, and other academically revered frameworks. 

While most DEI measures only focus on a single or maybe two DEI dimensions, Denominator covers multiple DEI dimensions, including gender, race, ethnicity, age, education, opportunity, and disability to mention a few. Consequently, Denominator believes in measuring DEI through a holistic approach. “Denominator measures and scores on more DEI dimensions and sub-dimensions than any other actor in the market, allowing our clients and partners to maximize the transparency into their DEI efforts”, says Anders Rodenberg, CEO of Denominator.  

Denominator is the foundation for the new WHF DEI Country Index that covers more than 220 countries. 

The WHF DEI Country Index consists of two main components. The first is each country’s score based on its performance across 55 DEI indicators and the second component is the companies aggregated DEI performance in each country. This dual approach ensures the Index captures both the macro level of DEI framework and performance of each country as well as the actual DEI behavior within each country. This allows us to assist our clients to manage risk, identify opportunities, and create sustainable improvements”, says Feraye Ozfescioglu, CEO of WHF.  

You can hear more from Anders and Feraye on 22 September 11:10-12:10 EST at the virtual roundtable at WHF NY 2021 discussing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Measuring impact. 

To learn more about the Partnership and the Index, please visit this site where the methodology behind the Index is available as well

If you want to learn more about measuring DEI performance, you can also listen to WHF’s 10th podcast episode How to Measure and Benchmark Improvements within Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion with Anders Rodenberg, CEO, Denominator’.

Top 10 of the DEI Country Index: