After 2 years, how have the Business Roundtable's commitments held up?

Aug 19, 2021
The group of top CEOs has pledged to support “all stakeholders” and advance the principles of racial justice.
In 2019, the group of top CEOs published a Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, pledging to support "all stakeholders." Otis Rolley of the Rockefeller Foundation says  much work remains to be done.
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Nashville works to diversify its city-appointed boards

Jun 7, 2021
A vacancy on the all-white fairgrounds panel underscores the issue of how members of governing boards are selected.
Nashville hopes to bring a more diverse crowd to the fairgrounds property and may diversify the oversight board as well.
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3 Federal Reserve leaders discuss the need for diversity among economists

May 31, 2021
An excerpt from a Federal Reserve conference series about race and the economy focused on diversifying the profession itself.
"We want to be top form, and to do that, we have to be diverse. We have to be inclusive," said Loretta J. Mester, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
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For companies trying to diversify their workforces, good data might be key

Apr 19, 2021
Data alone will not fix a company's diversity problem, though.
A growing number of businesses are looking into their own implicit biases like these, which experts say is a great step.
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Chipotle and others are putting diversity plans into action

Mar 5, 2021
Chipotle is making executive bonuses contingent on hitting diversity and sustainability targets.
Chipotle's plan also addresses gender and pay equity, and helping existing employees move up in the company.
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How salary history bans can raise wages for female and Black workers

Jul 8, 2020
New research shows evidence that pay gaps are related to salary negotiations.
Salary history bans make it illegal for an employer to ask a prospective employee about their past compensation.
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Tech companies update language to avoid offensive terms

Jun 17, 2020
Big tech firms are moving away from coding language that carries racial connotations.
Tech companies are moving away from terms that could be considered racially insensitive, such as "master" and "slave."
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Why diversity and inclusion programs often fall short

Jun 12, 2020
They often lack resources and can even cause a backlash that makes things worse.
Sephora closed its stores in 2019 to hold diversity and inclusion training for its employees. Following weeks of protests against police brutality, companies have made a renewed commitment to tackling systemic racism.
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House subcommittee scrutinizes diversity at biggest banks

Feb 12, 2020
Reforms after the financial crisis haven't brought dramatic change.
Has Wall Street really become more diverse since the 2008 recession?
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Goldman Sachs pushes for more diverse boards of directors

Jan 23, 2020
"I think that this Goldman decision is symbolic of the strength of the business case and the belief people have in it," one expert said.
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