This week, I had the opportunity to kick off the HCI Inclusive Diversity event in San Francisco with some opening remarks outlining the business case for Diversity & Inclusion. Why the business case? At an event like this, the general HR practitioners in attendance already know that D&I is the right thing to do. Many also know there is a legal case for it as well. But how do you convince a group of senior level executives that you need resources to produce a successful D&I program at your organization? That’s where the business case becomes necessary. What follows is a breakdown of the business case for D&I, complete with the relevant stats to help you make an airtight argument for a program like this at your own organization.