Resources for an Inclusive Culture

The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) has compiled resources for sporting goods retailers and team dealers to reference when strategizing ways to create or further develop an inclusive culture for team members and customers.

We have created four categories of resources:

Business Case for an Inclusive Culture                                        • Retail Best Practices

Tips and Advice                                                                                 • Other Industry Initiatives

Business Case for an Inclusive Culture

For over a decade, McKinsey & Company has released reports as a part of their Diversity Matters series with the goal of delivering a comprehensive global perspective on the relationship between leadership diversity and company performance. Released in November 2023, “Diversity Matters Even More” is the most recent report in this series and the findings represent the strongest business case for DEI since McKinsey & Company began tracking. New data suggests that leadership diversity is also correlated with holistic growth ambitions, greater social impact and more satisfied workforces.

 

Click here to access “Diversity Matters Even More” Report 

For over 23 years, DDI has conducted a series of studies aimed at understanding current and future leadership best practices. Findings from the most recent study, Global Leadership Forecast 2023, are broken down concisely into seven unique areas of focus.

Click here to download Global Leadership Forecast Series – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report 2023

Business Daily News, a leading authority and resource for startup and early stage business owners, outlines in this article ways diversity and inclusion training can positively impact the bottom line, as well as improving equality and morale in workplace.

 

Click here to access “Creating a Diversity and Inclusion Training Program” article

John Scipio, CEO of SV Sports, led a panel discussion at the NSGA 2022 Leadership Conference on the importance of embracing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and how it will help your business. Panelists explain how diverse companies are more profitable.

Click here to watch the full panel discussion

Click here to read a session synopsis featured in NSGA NOW Magazine

Retail Best Practices

Dick’s Sporting Goods built a webpage focused on why they value and invest in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace, as well as additional resources and support for team members.

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REI established the Cooperative Action Network, a resource to advocate for the advancement of policies that protect the outdoors and access to the outdoors for everyone.

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Nordstrom has made a commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for customers and staff.

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Tips and Advice

The Academy to Innovate HR, has come up with 10 (Practical) DEI Tips of the Day to Implement in 2024.

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CultureMonkey, a platform to help businesses measure their organizational culture through employee engagement, published an article outlining 33 DEI Tips for businesses to explore in an effort to improve belongingness in the workplace.

Click Here to Learn More 

Other Industry Initiatives

The NRF has built a Diversity and Equity webpage containing content and resources for retailers on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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The NRPA has a collection of resources reinforcing their mission of advancing parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people.

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The NHL Player Inclusion Coalition is a group of current and former NHL Players and women’s professional hockey players who work to advance equality and inclusion in the sport of hockey on and off the ice.

Click Here to Learn More

Panel Discussion on Inclusion

John Scipio, CEO of SV Sports, led a panel discussion at the NSGA 2022 Leadership Conference on the importance of embracing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and how it will help your business. Panelists explain how diverse companies are more profitable.

Click Here for Panel Summary featured in NSGA NOW magazine

 

Watch the full panel discussion below:

McKinsey & Company

Diversity Matters Even More
For over a decade, McKinsey & Company has released reports as a part of their Diversity Matters series with the goal of delivering a comprehensive global perspective on the relationship between leadership diversity and company performance. Released in November 2023, "Diversity Matters Even More" is the most recent report in this series and the findings represent the strongest business case for DEI since McKinsey & Company began tracking. New data suggests that leadership diversity is also correlated with holistic growth ambitions, greater social impact and more satisfied workforces.
View "Diversity Matters Even More" Report
Disclaimer

The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) is sharing these resources created by other organizations and individuals to help you with your inclusive culture efforts. If you have questions or are interested in additional resources and information please contact us at info@nsga.org. 

This information was published in February 2024.