Your Unique Differences

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A sense of belonging can be described as a fundamental human motivation (Baumeister & Leary, 1995; Maslow, 1957). In the context of the workplace, although US businesses have spent nearly 8 billion dollars a year on diversity and inclusion (D&I) trainings, “40% of people reveal they feel isolated at work,” which has resulted in lower employee engagement and commitment.

Holistic Inclusion

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Surveys conducted by Harvard Business Review have shown a correlation between exclusion in the workplace and financial losses. Moreover, when investigated further, a study conducted by Harvard Business Review also revealed that exclusion causes team members to put forth less effort, thereby decreasing motivation and overall productivity.
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In this course, we expand on the traditional understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to incorporate both demographic factors (gender, race, and cultural background), as well as less visible characteristics such as cognitive diversity (differences in perspective or information processing styles). This holistic consideration of people allows for a nuanced and comprehensive understanding of human diversity. In this way, teams can tap into and leverage the wealth of talent that lies in our individual differences. If workers feel like they belong, “companies reap substantial bottom-line benefits: better job performance, lower turnover risk, and fewer sick days.” (Harvard Business Review, 2019).

How Will You Learn?

Curated Content to Provide Value to Your Students.

  • Video Lectures

    Pre-recorded informational videos hosted by industry experts. Learn from those leading business forward.

  • Interactive Assignments

    Complete activities throughout the course to evaluate sustainability integration within your business.

  • Bonus material

    Handpicked bonus materials to supplement knowledge gained throughout the course.

After this course you'll be able to...

You will get immediate access to video lessons, support, and feedback, and an online community of other leaders who want to grow and collaborate to create a better future for all

  • Stand out confidently

    Enable a culture of innovation by encouraging experimentation and growth

  • Connect with a network of like-minded business professionals

    Gain access to a network of people who will encourage and uplift you as you lead your business to success

  • Make a positive impact

    Know that your business is creating value for the people it serves, including employees, customers, etc.

  • Increase business resilience

    Enable a culture of innovation by encouraging experimentation and growth

  • Earn a competitive advantage

    Stay ahead of competitors by having greater innovation, higher engagement, and overall better decision-making

  • Improve organizational decision-making

    Avoid group-think, among other biases, and improve decision-making

Meet your Lead Instructor

Irina Scarlete is the Chief Executive and Ethos Officer at, an advisory firm focused on holistic ESG integration and training. Irina works primarily with organizations looking to adopt the latest thinking as they develop and implement comprehensive strategies for growth, risk and performance management. Irina also manages the AMNIe network of global experts to deploy niche skills for addressing sustainability issues ranging from climate risk exposure to supply chain decarbonization, waste reduction strategy, Net Zero planning and offsets, ESG and climate risk disclosures, portfolio ESG strategy, and more. She holds the FSA Credential and the Global ESG Competent Boards Designation (GCB.D).

Irina Scarlete

CEO AMNIe International

Other Instructors

Amrita Aggarwal is a J.E.D.I. (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) Strategist. Her work revolves around helping organizations attain an equitable and sustainable future through dialogues and policymaking. Raised by a theatre family, Amrita attained a unique blend of education in fine arts and business which coalesced into her becoming a natural facilitator and strategist. To foster healthy and inclusive communities, Amrita has worked with Lean In Canada, YWCA, and many other local and international organizations leading and organizing events on diversity and inclusion. She hopes to bring about positive social changes through her passion for creating an inclusive future.

Amrita Aggarwal

J.E.D.I. (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) Strategist

Other Instructors

Annya is an occupational therapist practicing in the state of Connecticut. Currently, Annya is a home health therapist working with the geriatric population. She also has experience from many years of working with the pediatric population, primarily children on the autism spectrum. Through many years working with neurodivergent children and young adults, she has gained perspective around the importance of cognitive diversity among social groups. She is passionate about encouraging others to reach their highest potential, helping her patients be independent, and creating spaces that enable optimal learning and progress. Annya holds a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Quinnipiac University. She enjoys hiking with her boyfriend Connor and their dog Mahina, practicing yoga, and doing puzzles.

Annya MacDonald

Occupational Therapist

Course Testimonials

“I think it makes a lot of sense. The dissonance we experience comes from a psychological mismatch between what we are doing and how people feel. So, tapping into the feeling makes a lot of sense. And doing it in the group and business context makes even more sense. When we help leaders align with a greater purpose, the business is aligned and you gain a lot of resilience.”


Lenny Kessler

“On the subject of dissonance, we currently don’t have the right people asking the right questions. People may not know what questions to even ask. There is a significant gap between our commitments and actions, and there is a significant gap between senior executives and people on the ground doing the operational work. That is why there is a need for critical thinking and embedding ESG throughout the entirety of organizations. A core component of that is having people within organizations develop the courage and purposeful leadership to ask those questions and flag any issues as they emerge.”

Director of Keyah Consulting

Dr. Sophie Taysom

“Generally, people are trying to do what they think is right. Sometimes for the wrong reasons. In some instances, rather than having decisions grounded in one's own ethics and principles of the business, they may be engaging in green washing to attract more customers and investors. This could be done knowingly, or ignorantly and as a result, when it comes to sustainability, they're getting it wrong. This is why AMNIe strives to equip executives to power positive change via knowledge of holistic sustainability integration and purposeful leadership.”

Founder and Managing Director - ESG Treasury

Adrian Sargent


  • I have no knowledge in workplace diversity and I have not taken the first course. Can I take this course?

    Yes! AMNIe's Diversity and Inclusion course will introduce you to many fascinating concepts on this topic and help you adapt them to your workplace.

  • How long will the coures take to complete?

    We estimate that this introductory course will take 2 - 3 hours to complete depending on engagement with optional materials.

  • What qualifications or experience is required?

    These courses are open to executives of all organizations, sectors and positions of leadership. We know that we can take you from someone who has the intention to live and work with purpose, to the purposeful leader of a Net Positive tomorrow.


  • Hybrid Learning

    Complete the course asynchronously while reaping the benefits of your fellow learners' experiences through our online community.

  • Tools and Templates

    Receive templates and access to resources to put your learning into practice immediately

  • Office Hours

    Along with other leaners, access online weekly office hours to ask questions to an ESG professional

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