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Execs across political spectrum say DEI is critical for business, survey finds

It's 75% of self-described conservative executives, 77% of moderates and 89% of liberals who are in consensus on DEI.
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Businesses are quieter on social justice issues as support for Black Lives Matter dips

Jun 20, 2023
Although companies are more cautious about their initiatives, most U.S .workers support focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Minneapolis protestors in 2020, the day following the murder of George Floyd. Public support of Black Lives Matter has dipped significantly since 2020's racial justice protests.
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There's a hiring boom for diversity and inclusion managers. And the jobs have high turnover.

Nov 16, 2022
The role has been growing swiftly over the past five years, but there is high turnover in its ranks. With growth comes a learning curve.
Chief diversity officers often lack support, even though changing a company's culture might require a team and take years to achieve.
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How colleges can adapt to a shape-shifting economy, with Rice University’s new president

Marketplace's David Brancaccio checked in with Reginald DesRoches, Rice's new President who took the reins in July.
Reginald DesRoches (right), Rice University's  president, spoke David Brancaccio (left) about the benefits of attending college and the university's focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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Pride Month is a big deal for companies. Are values and actions actually aligned?

"Previously, it was about profit," says marketing specialist Andrew Isen. He believes that's changed.
A man walks on steps covered in rainbow colors for Pride Month at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in New York City.
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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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