More than 900 CEOs & Presidents commit to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. This commitment is driven by the realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue. Recognizing that change starts at the executive level, more than 900 CEOs of the world’s leading companies and business organizations are leveraging their individual and collective voices to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In recognition that there is a collective opportunity for both CEOs and the workforce to address these challenges, the platform has created the "I Act on" Pledge for any individual to take.

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14 November 2019

CEO action reports significant progress in elevating diversity & inclusion as a workplace priority among 800+ signatories nationwide

Author: CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion... hosted nearly 300 signatory organizations to address... the coalition’s 2020 initiatives... “There’s a very real expectation and need for chief executives to prioritize diversity and inclusion,” said Tim Ryan [US Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC and chair of the CEO Action steering committee]... The new commitment is accelerating prioritization of D&I work through the engagement of board of directors... “By elevating the level of dialogue around diversity and inclusion, our leadership team has gained invaluable insights that are translating to specific actions responsible for the progress of key areas such as supplier and workforce diversity as well as the diversity of our owners and operators” [said John Miller, President and CEO of Denny’s]... 

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12 June 2017

More than 150 CEOs commit to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Author: CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

More than 150 CEOs make unprecented commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace, 12 June 2017

[M]ore than 150 CEOs from some of the world’s leading companies have signed on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion... "[B]y 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” [said Tim Ryan, U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC]... [The commitment is to]:

  • Continue to cultivate workplaces that support open dialogue on complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion
  • Implement and expand unconscious bias education
  • Share best known—and unsuccessful—actions

"[O]ur commitment is unwavering and we remain laser-focused on speeding the pace of our progress to continue creating an environment where everyone feels they belong... ” [said Accenture North America CEO Julie Sweet]... “EY’s longstanding commitment to D&I is paramount, especially in today’s social climate. We recognize that our strength comes from our diversity... " [said EY US Chairman and Americas Managing Partner Steve Howe]...

[includes company quotes from Accenture, BCG, Deloitte, The Executive Leadership Council, EY, General Atlantic, KPMG, New York Life and Procter & Gamble]

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