Better Collective is on a journey to become the leading digital sports media group and with +900 employees across 18 international offices the group acknowledges the importance of working actively with creating a workplace that is diverse, fair and inclusive. To further this agenda, Better Collective has joined the All-In Diversity project – an industry-driven initiative to benchmark diversity, equality and inclusion for the global igaming sector – in a landmark move as its first non-sportsbook founding member.
Better Collective is constantly looking to widen its scope to encompass DEI in its widest sense, and play a pivotal part in shaping the role played by media agencies in building an industry that is accessible to all. As one of the leading players within digital sports media, Better Collective is a role model, and by joining forces with All-In they can push the DEI agenda across the industry.
Currently, Better Collective works towards a gender balance across top management and the group of 35% of the underrepresented gender by 2030. The group believes that changes start “from the top”, which is why its board of directors already is made up of a diverse group of experts. Across Better Collective, roughly 40 employees are already actively working with DEI related activities as part of the group’s value around “Respect”.
Better Collective’s Co-founder and CEO Jesper Søgaard said: “By combining great minds and bringing different perspectives to the table, we will be more innovative and create even better solutions. Products will further appeal to more sports fans all around the world, while also attracting the best talents. That is also why we approach diversity and inclusion as drivers that make financial sense and are good for business.”
Mr. Søgaard added: “As a listed company we feel we have an even greater responsibility not only towards our employees, partners and sport fans but also towards our shareholders. We want them to feel assured that DEI is part of our long-term strategy in building a sustainable business that is here to perform not only today and tomorrow but also far into the future.”
Kelly Kehn, Co-Founder of All-in Diversity Project, said: “Diversity, equity and inclusion is more relevant now than ever before. For an industry that has customers in every part of the world, the need to embrace diversity in all its forms is key to future growth and sustainability. Media has the power to change perceptions and those platforms with DEI at the heart of their business have the power to impact both customers and our reputation as an industry overall. With a Tier 1 brand like Better Collective who shares our values and goals on board, we will have the fuel and reach to rocket this industry forward.”