Diversity and Inclusion at HHL
In line with our mission to educate entrepreneurial, responsible and effective business leaders through outstanding teaching, research and practice HHL is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion.
As an academic community, we work together to address the many challenges organizations face today and tomorrow, as well as the opportunities they provide to make the world more sustainable, fair, and beneficial to all. We believe that diversity leads to better decision making, opening up a greater range of perspectives and possibilities to address business challenges and opportunities. Moreover, as the intended and unintended effects of organizations impact us all, we believe that diversity, allowing space for the voices and ideas of all persons, is crucial.
For this to work, we need mutual respect above all. In order to develop respect, we need understanding and openness. We (students, administration, faculty, boards, etc.) must become aware that diversity exists and that it is important. We need to learn to recognize diversity as an advantage and welcome it by fostering an inclusive environment. Inclusion meaning being open to others, the willingness to meet the person on the other side with an open mind and treat them with respect. It is the effort to value the unique strengths and backgrounds of each individual, so as to benefit us all.
HHL is therefore committed to fostering an environment that protects intellectual exploration, advances mutual respect, and promotes inclusivity so that all members can reach their potential. Openness, tolerance, respect, and fairness are the basis for working together on campus, as well as with the community at large.