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May 8, 2013
“As a white male, I am privileged. I cannot be seen as neutral, because my presence was and is a privilege.”
April 4, 2013
In order to support numerous functions companywide and aid the organization in revenue generation, the diversity and inclusion office must first have a budget large enough to allow it to perform its functions fully and at top quality.
March 16, 2013
Your company’s culture and ethical norms are a component of its diversity and inclusion effectiveness. Increasingly, when CEOs, business leaders, and heads of business units speak out on diversity and inclusion, they are speaking out on values, culture, and ethics. These clear statements of “D&I values” are essential, as is the monitoring and enforcement of the values. Best-practice companies often readdress their values equation to make sure the mission is clear to their employees. They also further clarify their expectations on the company’s website and intranet.
February 2, 2013
Many companies struggle with effectively measuring the results of diversity and inclusion initiatives. In part, the challenge begins with determining what measures will yield the most useful information. For others, this task is difficult because they do not collect the necessary data required to measure diversity and inclusion. Diversity and inclusion programs, for example, are often considered to have “intangible” results, such as improved communication or improved teamwork, yet such improvements may have a significant impact on productivity, growth, and profits.
January 26, 2013
Today, the diversity and inclusion officer and team are playing a greater role in philanthropy. Today, philanthropy is not motivated by altruism alone, but by enlightened corporate and employee interests. Today’s leading companies choose to utilize their resources with increased care, evaluation, and attention. Philanthropic contributions and community relations are implicitly understood to be both a cost of doing business and a requisite to success.
Key steps in creating an effective philanthropic giving program include:
December 12, 2012
Companies are looking at Board diversity more broadly in terms of the unique skills, expertise, and perspectives of their directors. This new focus on Board composition stems from an overall trend in the field of corporate governance that emphasizes strong, active Boards with a majority of independent directors. In response to these changing expectations, companies are looking beyond traditional recruitment sources in an effort to find directors who bring a greater variety of knowledge, experiences, and work styles.
November 29, 2012
This report provides an overview of corporate diversity-supplier trends and efforts with several examples of supplier diversity program best practices. Supplier diversity has become an important management initiative for corporations of all sizes. Most Fortune 500 companies have supplier diversity programs.
November 29, 2012
The most effective organizational structures serve as a management tool that enables a company’s leadership to further its business goals and objectives. These structures can provide an efficient way to visualize who’s performing what duties, who reports to whom and who’s accountable for certain results.
This report provides an abbreviated view of the diversity reporting structure for three companies.