Collective action

Research shows that diversity increases creativity and innovation, promotes higher quality decisions, and enhances economic growth.

  • <1%

    of Fortune 500 CEOs are Black/African-American1

  • 25%

    of female CEOs are in the S&P 5002

  • 29%

    of employers have programs focused on the retention of LGBTQ talent3

  • 15m

    people of working age in the U.S. are living with visible and nonvisible disabilities4

1. "The Number of Black CEOs at Fortune 500 Companies Is at Its Lowest Since 2002." Fortune. 2018.
2. "List of CEOs of the S&P 500." Catalyst. 2019.
3. "Out to Succeed: Realising the Full Potential of LGBT+ Talent." Out Leadership & PwC. 2018.
4. "What Companies Gain by Including Persons with Disabilities." World Economic Forum. 2019.

Collective action on diversity and inclusion from the business community matters more than ever. By 2050 there will be no racial or ethnic majority in the US.


What we’re doing

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

This commitment is driven by a realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue. Recognizing that change starts at the executive level, nearly 2,000 CEOs of the world’s leading companies and business organizations, are leveraging their individual and collective voices to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Our ambition

Our goal is to collectively take measurable action in advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Companies recognize that signing the pledge is the first of many important steps toward meaningful change. Contributing to and learning from actions other companies are taking is another. With businesses anchored in almost every community across America, we have the opportunity—and responsibility—to play a meaningful role in such an important societal issue.

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CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ signatories are committed to building productive, diverse and inclusive workplaces.