Corporate Citizenship Perspectives

Diversity and Inclusion: What Role Can Your Citizenship Play?

Posted by Jessica Shearer on Apr 8, 2016 9:19:28 AM

Before the purview of especially socially-minded or forward-thinking companies, diversity and inclusion is increasingly becoming a corporate citizenship and business imperative for all industries and sectors, one that harnesses the distinct intellect and skills of a multitude of different backgrounds and cultures to deliver business and social value.

In the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s 2014 State of Corporate Citizenship study, the majority of business executives reported that diversity and inclusion programs are considered a corporate citizenship priority, and they expect the resources allocated to these efforts to increase in the next few years (see Figure A).This finding reflects an understanding that in the current social and economic climate, the cultivation of a diverse and inclusive workforce isn’t an option, it’s a requirement.

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Watch the video below as top leaders offer insight into how diversity and inclusion is helping them recruit and retain top talent while supporting the bottom line.

 

To learn more about how to successfully invest in diversity and inclusion, watch our archived webinar, which shared findings from the Center's recent research report, Diversity & Inclusion and Corporate Citizenship 2016, and insights from experts in the field who are leading successful diversity and inclusion programs at their organizations: 

  • Joelle Murchison, Vice President of Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion, Travelers
  • Julia Wilson, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Nielsen

For more on Diversity and Inclusion and Corporate Citizenship, view our recent report.

Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Diversity, Inclusion

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