Last week I had the privilege of attending the fifth annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America meeting. The event brought together nearly 1,000 leaders from business, philanthropy, and government to develop solutions for economic growth, long-term competitiveness, and social mobility in the United States.
It’s easy to think the battle for LGBT rights is almost over in this country.
Public opinion has changed rapidly over the past decade, and the U.S. Supreme Court is widely expected to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states when it rules this June. But it’s premature to declare LGBT rights a settled issue. Much like the civil rights movement after the passage of major legislation, many issues in the struggle for equality remain unsettled.
CSR Asia launches new business resource as part of the CSR Asia/Oxfam Inclusive Business Series.
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This new resource from CSR Asia provides a comprehensive toolkit for organisations looking to improve their gender diversity performance. It provides an overview of legislation and policy across Asia Pacific as well as a summary of guidelines to help companies report performance and advice on designing strategic community investment programmes aimed at empowering women.
In March, The New York Times ran a column declaring that "Fewer Women Run Big Companies Than Men named John." The article cited a Glass Ceiling Index that showed that Jims, Bobs, Jacks and Bills combined outnumber the total number of women among chief executives of S&P 1500 firms. A woeful sign that women still lag in leadership roles in corporate America.
By Antoine Andrews, Symantec's Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion
Who me, biased? Yes, you. Well not just you, all of us.
Most of you are probably thinking – I am the exception. I know I thought that when I first heard this. However, through my role as a diversity leader I have been challenged to think about equality and diversity differently, to seek out the latest research on what drives inequalities in our company, our industry and society.
Company Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Thirteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality
PLEASANTON, CA., December 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) announced today that for the second year in a row, it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBT equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
When I started my agency, I did so with the belief that giving back needed to be at the heart of the business. I’m incredibly proud of the agency’s citizenship efforts. WE’s corporate citizenship represents our commitment to making a positive and sustainable social, environmental and economic impact through our services, employees, operations and contributions to society.
A report from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) gave several South Florida-based companies perfect scores in its 2015 Corporate Equality Index this week.
The assessment rated 781 U.S. companies on the equality of their employment opportunities, employment benefits, LGBT competency and public commitment to LGBT-specific efforts like marketing to LGBT consumers. Points were deducted if the company had any known activity that was seen as anti-LGBT in recent public records.