Despite making up three per cent of Hong Kong’s population (excluding domestic helpers) and their significant cultural and economic contributions, The Zubin Foundation found that ethnic minority residents were significantly underrepresented in the government’s advisory bodies. In fact, among the nearly 1,500 members serving on 100 publicly available advisory bodies, only 1.9 per cent were held by ethnic minorities, and 79 per cent of them were “white”.

This meant that voices from an important and growing constituency were not adequately reflected — or even heard — in government policymaking.


In 2016, The Zubin Foundation partnered with Spencer Stuart, a leading recruitment firm, to launch Diversity List, Hong Kong’s first list of ethnic minorities that are qualified and committed to serving on Hong Kong’s government committees. It has become a recurrent project of the foundation.

  • [link to the publication]
  • Diversity List 2016
  • Diversity List 2017
  • Diversity List 2018
  • Diversity List 2019
  • Diversity List 2020


  • The initiative was an immediate success. 28 appointments were made to different government advisory committees.
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(key sponsors, advisors, supporting organisations)

  • Partner – Spencer Stuart
  • Platinum Sponsors – Allen & Cvery, Caravel Foundation, KPMG, Swire Trust, Town House