If your customers and clients are diverse, then your own employees and leadership must be too if you hope to serve them effectively. Ethisphere’s contributors discuss the benefits of an intentional diversity and inclusion program, as well as concrete steps to advance inclusion within your company and measure your efforts.

Make Sure There’s Culture Gold at the End of Your Pride Month Rainbow

By |2021-06-28T22:34:10+00:00June 19th, 2021|Corporate Culture, Equity & Social Justice|

Happy Pride Month! As an ethics and compliance leader and a member of the LGBTQIA community, I’m professionally and personally encouraged to see so many corporate logos “going rainbow” this June. It feels like a sea of recognition on social media and it is darn cheerful. With a recent Gallup poll finding that a ...

Gender Fair: Empowering Consumers & Benchmarking Gender Equity

By |2021-07-01T22:47:23+00:00June 18th, 2021|Equity & Social Justice, Risk and Reputation|

In this interview, Ethisphere’s Craig Moss interviews Johanna “José” Zeilstra, CEO of Gender Fair, a public benefit corporation focused on informing consumers, employees, and investors which companies are advancing gender equality. It also encourages support for those companies in the marketplace through its Gender Fair Index. Ethisphere has just forged a partnership with Gender ...

Disability Inclusion: Missing in the Diversity Dialogue?

By |2021-06-17T18:33:47+00:00June 17th, 2021|Equity & Social Justice|

The definition of what it means to be an “ethical” company has always been fluid, but today we are at an inflection point in the breadth and expansion of ethics and the roles of General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers. Companies are addressing how their technology impacts consumers, how people are treated inside and ...

P&G: Anti-Corruption Award Winner on Storytelling, Culture, and Inclusion

By |2021-06-24T01:28:20+00:00June 14th, 2021|Corporate Culture, Equity & Social Justice|

Procter & Gamble was a recipient of last year’s Corporate Leadership Award from the Coalition for Integrity (C4I), a partner of Ethisphere’s. Our friends at C4I fight public and private corruption, and these awards seek to recognize and lift up the best work being done in the public and private sectors. Ethisphere’s Leslie Benton ...

Employees—Key Stakeholder for Public Opinion?

By |2021-06-24T19:13:45+00:00June 8th, 2021|Corporate Purpose, COVID-19, Equity & Social Justice|

The last year has seen sharper shifts in public opinion about business, capitalism, and corporate responsibility than perhaps the entire previous decade. However, those changes were no surprise to Martin Whittaker of JUST Capital and John Gerzema of the Harris Poll, whose organizations track public sentiment closely. Both of these men sat down to talk ...

AARP: COVID-19 and Equity – A Test of Organizational Character

By |2021-04-14T16:26:14+00:00April 14th, 2021|Corporate Purpose, Equity & Social Justice, World's Most Ethical Companies Insights|

AARP has been working to promote the health and well-being of older Americans for more than sixty years. And, last year, when the COVID-19 pandemic invaded our lives and threatened the health and financial security of millions of Americans, we faced unprecedented challenges. Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP. Photo credit: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. ...

World’s Most Ethical Companies: IBM – Obed Louissaint

By |2021-04-15T23:42:19+00:00April 12th, 2021|Equity & Social Justice, World's Most Ethical Companies Insights|

Obed Louissaint SVP, Transformation and Culture International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Information Technology Services “Our connection to social justice is jobs,” wrote IBM’s SVP of Transformation and Culture Obed Louissaint in a recent LinkedIn post. He’s repeating a sentiment that IBM’s executives have voiced for several years, including in this magazine. The ...

Placing Trust in Business Leaders to Make a Difference

By |2021-02-05T00:20:32+00:00February 5th, 2021|Corporate Purpose, Equity & Social Justice|

Tim Erblich, Chief Executive Officer, Ethisphere “The arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” This quote, popularized by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, is my favorite. It is optimistic and has the audacity to consider that goodness will prevail. We are starting a week that celebrates the birthday of ...

Fostering Change with the Equity and Social Justice Initiative

By |2020-12-11T19:43:32+00:00November 5th, 2020|Equity & Social Justice|

We’re all in this together, and together we can drive meaningful change. For many, this hopeful statement may fall flat, and for good reason. Many have had to endure lifelong injustice and bias. This pain magnified by recent events is enough to discourage even the most strong-willed. But, in talking with a few senior leaders ...

MetroHealth: A Plan for Measurable Permanent Change

By |2020-11-05T20:08:24+00:00November 4th, 2020|Equity & Social Justice|

This time feels different. Yes, we’ve all said that before. After Michael Brown, after Trayvon Martin, after Charleston, after Charlottesville. After all the other stark and undeniable reminders of the racism that’s been baked into American culture and law for 400 years. But this time, it needs to be different. And I think it will ...

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