Diversity, equity and inclusion

As a social change organisation, we believe everyone, regardless of visible or invisible difference, should be welcomed to participate in creating a better future.

To achieve our ambitions, we know we must nurture a culture of inclusion in all of our work - within our programmes, with our Fellows, partners and communities and in our building of heritage.

We commit to celebrating, inspiring and making way for diverse changemakers. This means we have a responsibility to challenge systemic inequity and all forms of discrimination including racism:

  • We will not accept unfair discrimination or less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, disability, socio-economic background or status, age, marriage and civil partnership or pregnancy and maternity.
  • Our Fellowship Charter commits us to treating others with honesty, dignity and respect and refusing to engage in or support any form of harassment, bullying or unfair discrimination.
  • Our research and programmatic work is designed to facilitate maximum participation and to be accessible.
  • We seek content from a plurality of voices and perspectives across the globe.
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) principles and expectations underpin our policies and processes.
  • In partnership with our DE&I hub comprising staff and Fellows, we explore our history and create spaces for reflection about belonging at the RSA.
  • We actively seek suppliers and partners who demonstrate a commitment to inclusion.

We regularly revisit and update our DE&I commitments and run a detailed action-plan to make ongoing improvements.

About the RSA

We unite people and ideas to resolve the challenges of our time.

Elif Shafak at the RSA

Become an RSA Fellow

The RSA Fellowship is an inclusive global community committed to finding better ways of thinking, acting and delivering change. We invite you to be part of this change.