Diversity at London Business School

Harnessing difference and celebrating our multi-national community

London Business School is committed to diversity for both our academic and non-academic staff and students, irrespective of individual differences.

We aim to create an environment where everyone can learn and work to their maximum potential, contributing to our vision to be the pre-eminent global business school.

In valuing diversity, the School will make sure that no member of staff or student receives less favourable treatment on any grounds that are not relevant to good employment practice or to academic ability and attainment.

We also believe that our diversity strategy makes good business sense in ensuring that we make the best possible of the skills and abilities in the School community.

Our vision

  • to continue to foster rigorous, innovative research that is used and respected around the globe 
  • to create a learning environment with a faculty and staff team as diverse as our student body 
  • to generate and maximise resources - in terms of people expertise and funding - to operate at the forefront of business education

Our diversity strategy

Our diversity strategy is integral to our day-to-day operation. It's part of the School's overall strategic and business plans, moving beyond our legal and moral obligations, enhancing our commitment to corporate and social responsibility and supporting London Business School in gaining global competitive advantage.

To do this we aim to:

  • recruit and retain the best possible talent - academic and non-academic 
  • have a positive regard for every individual's dignity at work 
  • encourage and foster cultural diversity 
  • make sure that no one is disadvantaged because of difference 
  • create an environment that fosters high performance.

Respecting contributions, enhancing capabilities and valuing difference are strong themes of the School's Human Resources Strategy, and they are also reflected in our vision of diversity.

Responsibility for diversity

The School's Diversity Action Group (chaired by Professor Jean Pierre Benoit) has overall responsibility for all diversity issues within the School.

For more information about the School's vision for diversity, contact Madeleine Law, Assistant Director, HR, Academic Affairs (mlaw@london.edu).

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Diversity monitoring form

We want to make sure our staff community is representative of the wider social context it operates in. This confidential form will be used to see if our recruitment process is achieving this.