By Greg D. Carmichael | Chairman, President and CEO at Fifth Third Bank
Let me be perfectly clear: at Fifth Third, racism and discrimination in any form is not tolerated.
These last few months have been difficult for our customers, difficult for us personally and professionally, and difficult for our community members. Like many of you, I’ve been disturbed and deeply saddened by the inequities that have been highlighted during the pandemic and in recent incidents across the country. Let me be perfectly clear: at Fifth Third, racism and discrimination in any form is not tolerated.
This is an extraordinarily difficult time in the United States as we grapple with tragedy and unrest in our communities. There is absolutely no place for racism or unequal treatment anywhere, and we must unequivocally speak out and reject it when we see it. That’s why we are writing to you today.
The recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and many others are devastating. The unrest across the nation and the grieving in our local communities are a reminder that we all must keep doing more to create meaningful change and healing.
While the coronavirus pandemic reminds us that we are all truly connected, the tragic and unnecessary deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others have devastated their families and communities and made it clear that inequality and injustice in the United States run deep and, when unaddressed, threaten the stability of our society.
Companies can submit their gender-related data via Bloomberg's Gender Reporting Framework as of today, June 1. By putting data forward using Bloomberg’s Gender Reporting Framework companies will be considered for inclusion in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The GEI tracks the financial performance of public companies most committed to gender equality in the workplace.
Amidst the global pandemic, it is more important than ever not to lose focus on the progress and continuous steps necessary to promote gender equality in the financial services industry.
Canada has witnessed some exciting gender equality wins over the last few years, both symbolic and concrete. Senate passed a bill to make the national anthem gender neutral1. The government rolled out an expanded parental leave policy, helping to alleviate the burden on new mothers2. The City of Montréal hosted the first-ever meeting of female foreign ministers3.
The following message was sent by VF’s CEO, Steve Rendle, to all VF employees globally on May 30.
To All VF Associates Worldwide –
This week the world witnessed the tragic death of George Floyd, an African American man whose life was needlessly taken by a Minneapolis police officer who pinned him to the ground and held a knee on his neck.
ISTANBUL, June 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Business Call to Action and Oxfam have developed a two-part masterclass series that looks at gender equality for business and why it matters for companies that are now available online.