Linking DEI and ESG interview series: Episode two – Allyship and creating a sense of belonging 

Author James Casey
August 14, 2022

At Frazer Jones, we try to empower every colleague to bring their true self to work, every day. 

And we want clients and candidates to experience that inclusiveness too. 

By educating ourselves and appreciating how different life experiences shape us, we’re in a stronger position to understand the professionals we work with beyond their profiles. 

As a recruitment company, we’re aware of the vital role we can play in creating a more diverse, inclusive and progressive future for workplaces of every shape and size. 

We’re also very conscious of the increasingly critical role that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) can play in not only making businesses better, but the world in which we all live in outside of work. 

As part of our efforts, James Casey spoke to five experts to get their opinion on different aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and ESG.  

In this, our second episode of the series, we speak to Kim Darbouze, D&I Leader and Psycho-Social Researcher within the German industrial sector. 

About Kim Darbouze

Kim Darbouze is a psycho-social researcher and counsellor. Her works ties in the psychological, sociological, anthropological, policy/legislation, geopolitical, textile design, dance, technological, policies and histories via colonialism.  

Kim challenges accessibility and confined forms of knowledge, as access to knowledge remains deeply bound by racism and inequality that furthers isolation and marginalisation. Using colonialism as method of collective memory momentum to activate community, change, raising agency, awareness engagement and ideally abolition of such continued oppressions without relying on a top down approach that exists within ‘expert’ forms of knowledge.  

Kim is currently working within the private sector focused on inclusion, leadership, talent and mental health while remaining an active academic researcher. Kim fosters questioning, community and wellbeing rather than merely accepting things as they are. Her work fosters agency for clients to shift from being merely consumers of knowledge and transformation. Instead, Kim’s work transmits and encourages the action to question and come together as activators of change. 

If you’d like to talk more about DEI and ESG initiatives, please get in touch with a Frazer Jones consultant today. We would love to hear from you.  


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