ore than 150 CEOs nationwide made a commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace by joining CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven effort of its kind. CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion said in a release that by signing onto the agreement, this large and diverse group of CEOs “pledge to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, where employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best known—and unsuccessful—actions can be shared across organizations.”
A steering committee of corporate leaders from over 50 industries include CEO’s from; Accenture, BCG, Deloitte US, The Executive Leadership Council, EY, General Atlantic, KPMG, New York Life, P&G and PwC lead all CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ efforts.
“We are living in a world of complex divisions and tensions that can have a significant impact on our work environment. Yet, it’s often the case that when we walk into our workplace—where we spend the majority of our time—we don’t openly address these topics,” said Tim Ryan, U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC and chair of the steering committee for the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. “CEOs across the country understand this isn’t a competitive issue, but a societal issue, and together we can raise the bar for the entire business community. By sharing best known actions and programs, we are helping to create a more inclusive environment that will encourage all of us to bring our greatest talents, perspectives, and experiences to the workplace.”
With CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion each corporate leader has agreed to take the following steps to increase diversity and foster inclusion in each of their organizations and within the greater business community: