Check out the most important and influential reports on supplier diversity and small business.

Center for Global Policy Solutions

  • The Color of Entrepreneurship:  Why the racial gap among firms costs the US Billions (April 2016):  Businesses owned by people of color are playing an important part in restoring the health of the American economy after the Great Recession (December 2007 through June 2009). Between 2007 and 2012, privately held minority businesses contributed 1.3 million jobs to the American economy. In a more inclusive society, one where there was truly equal opportunity for all, there would be more minority-owned businesses contributing even more to America’s recovery.  Summary  Full Report

McKinsey & Company

Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders


Minority Business Development Agency

  • The Minority Business Development Agency: Vital to Making America Great (2017/2018):  By 2044, the Nation’s prosperity will rely even more on minorities, the fastest growing segment of the population. Entrepreneurship is a sure pathway to wealth creation and a thriving national economy. Today, U.S. minority business enterprises represent 29% of all firms but only 11% have paid employees. If MBEs were to obtain entrepreneurial parity, the U.S. economy would realize 13 million more jobs. Summary  Full Report

The Information’s VC Diversity Index

  • VC Diversity Index (2018):  This is our updated index of diversity in the venture capital industry. It’s the third time since 2015 we have published this list in order to put some hard numbers around the lack of diversity in venture capital. For three months, we worked with Social Capital to gather data on 624 senior investment professionals at the 73 biggest firms. Unlike other studies of VC diversity, we rank individual firms from best to worst. Those rankings are based on scores of gender, ethnic and age diversity. We provide scores for each of those categories while the overall score is an average of those three. In each case, the maximum score is 10 and the minimum score is zero. Must enter email to view