Research shows that diversity increases creativity and innovation, promotes higher quality decisions, and enhances economic growth.
of Fortune 500 CEOs are Black/African-American1
of female CEOs are in the S&P 5002
of employers have programs focused on the retention of LGBTQ talent3
people of working age in the U.S. are living with visible and nonvisible disabilities4
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 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.