(Institute of Management Accountants) and IFAC (International Federation of Accountants), with the support of global and regional research partners and research advisors, conducted a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) research study of the Asia-Pacific accounting profession with two primary demographic focus areas: gender and ethnicity. This study included an online survey of more than 1,100 current and former Asia-Pacific accounting professionals and interviews of 32 accounting practitioners and academics. Study participants varied in experience level, country, and age. Ninety-five percent of survey respondents in this study worked in the accounting profession in the following countries: Australia, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.
The study draws attention to issues in the Asia-Pacific region and finds businesses in some countries have been slower to embrace DE&I compared with those in other parts of the world.
Research findings included in this report can help drive more diverse, equitable, and inclusive business environments and remedy DE&I gaps identified in this study.
Other IMA resources on this topic include:
Strategic Finance article: Toward A Culture of Belonging - Strategic Finance