|Bid||175.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's range||176.00 - 183.00|
|52-week range||120.00 - 206.00|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||1.68|
|PE ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings date||22 Nov 2021 - 26 Nov 2021|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-dividend date||19 Dec 2019|
|1y target est||N/A|
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Companies have “wasted a fortune” trying to make middle-aged white men more "woke" in failed attempts to improve diversity, consultants have argued. Mind Gym, which advises blue-chip companies on workplace culture, said businesses should stop investing in “ineffective but expensive” strategies such as unconscious bias training and focus instead on realising the potential of new leaders from non-traditional backgrounds. Joanne Cash, chairman of Mind Gym, warned that training strategies intended to combat racism and sexism can risk making wealthy white men feel they're "being told off for who they are", while ignoring issues such as childhood trauma, bereavement and mental health. She said: "Even the most privileged person will have gone through life with suffering of some sort. "Every single individual has a private story and one of the dangers we're seeing in the dialogue at the moment is that we lump people together in a very unsympathetic way." Women and people from ethnic minorities are still underrepresented in British boardrooms despite efforts to tackle the problem by focusing on unconscious bias, a theory that people make assumptions about others without realising it. A damning report published earlier this year found that no black directors hold any of the top boardroom jobs at Britain's FTSE 100 companies for the first time since 2014. Due to the lack of progress, Mind Gym said it is now advising clients such as US pharma business AbbVie and City insurer Gallagher to swap unconscious bias training for a programme that focuses on "the nuances of diversity and why we can all feel left out at times". Ms Cash said conversations around diversity in the workplace have become divisive and are failing to promote social mobility, with unconscious bias training in fact making some people even less empathetic of others.
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