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150 CEOs Support Action in the Workplace on Diversity and Inclusion

While President Trump stirs up a neo-Know Nothing ruckus about the rights of NFL players to protest on the field, business has been quietly doing just about the opposite. CEO in Action for Diversity and Inclusion™ is an initiative by over 150 CEOs to introduce programs about those subjects within the workplace. The program’s commitment is the “realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue,” and that “businesses have the opportunity—and the responsibility—to play a meaningful role in such an important societal issue.” See what 150 corporations and organizations are doing to foster effective action toward advancing the debate—and the issues.

John Howell, Editorial Director

ReportAlert: American Express issues The Service Effect 2016 – 2017 CSR Report

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by Pete

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by Richard

The New York times has an interesting article about the internal turmoil over the Google Day Care program.


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