Learn How to Sustain and Build Global Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives throughout Business. Hosted by the New York Times Company.
Diversity Best Practices specializes in facilitating discussions on diversity and inclusion among the most powerful leaders of corporate America. Now in its fourth year, Diversity Best Practices' Global Best Practice Session offers its members a full day of research insights, best practice case studies and interactive discussion structured around three provocative topics:
- Implementing Global Gender Strategies: Utilizing Metrics and Accountability for Driving Gender Equality
- The Workforce and Long-term Implications: Innovative Strategies for People with Disabilities
- *Corporate Social Responsibility: The Vehicle to Deliver Diversity and Inclusion Results
Janet Robinson, CEO, New York Times
Dr. Rohini Anand, Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo
*Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): A Vehicle to Deliver Diversity and Inclusion Results
Sam Taylor, Founder, Reputation Dynamics
Peter Lambert, Manager, Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion, Whirlpool Corporation
Orlando D. Ashford, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Marsh and McLennan Companies (MMC)
Leaders of global organizations are aligning CSR as an integral component of key business and talent strategies, leveraging their positioning to not only grow but also to sustain a diverse global workforce. No longer is CSR viewed as a “nice thing to do” but rather as a key strategic tool in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Stanford University surveyed 800 MBA students from eleven leading North American and European business schools and found that 94% would accept a lower salary - an average of 14 percent lower to work for a firm with a reputation for being environmentally friendly, caring about employees and about outside stakeholders such as the community.
Furthermore, in reviewing employees’ performance evaluations and development plans companies are considering community involvement as a performance competency and compensation criteria. How can CSR be utilized as a tool to drive market share and brand loyalty? How can CSR increases employee engagement? What’s being done to shrink the gaps and take steps forward?
For further information - http://www.diversitybestpractices.com/events/194
Stay tuned for Sam Taylor’s next blog posting – perspectives on utilizing corporate social responsibility to deliver diversity and inclusion results.