Thomson Reuters Understands CR&I is Key to Performance

by Kelly Eisenhardt
Feb 23, 2016 12:30 PM ET

Thomson Reuters wants investors to know that corporate responsibility, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion are drivers that support strong financial performance. Combining these function areas into one global department has allowed the team to strengthen its purpose and work closer with business units to achieve measurable objectives and drive financial growth. 

Patsy Doerr is the Global Head of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion for Thomson Reuters. She is responsible for overseeing the company’s corporate social responsibility, diversity & inclusion and sustainability functions. She has held a number of global leadership roles at JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, in New York, London and most recently, Hong Kong.

How does Thomson Reuters approach diversity and inclusion? 

We’re very passionate about this space. We believe strongly in the business case. As a business exercise, we’ve taken into consideration both the external perspectives and internal pressures. 

Thomson Reuters empowers sustainable growth through the diversity of our people, our markets, and our world. Our goal is to build an inclusive culture that drives productivity, innovation, and ultimately bottom line growth and performance.

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Kelly Eisenhardt is Co-Founder and Managing Director at BlueCircle Advisors, an environmental compliance and sustainability consulting and training firm based in Massachusetts (  In her role at BlueCircle Advisors, she is responsible for providing business intelligence, strategy and implementation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk programs.  Her experience aligns well with her client’s needs for technology, compliance, and sustainability expertise by helping companies create and manage their corporate environmental and social responsibility programs. She specializes in strategy, planning, and reporting for Conflict Minerals, RoHS, and REACH. She is also a member of the Corporate Responsibility Association and participates in the Ratings and Rankings, as well as Responsible Supply Chain committees.