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Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at Large-Cap Companies and Smaller Enterprises Subject of Facebook Live Interviews With CEOs, Friday, Nov. 10

Corporate Responsibility Association’s John Howell Talks With Signatories of The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

Published 11-07-17

Submitted by Corporate Responsibility Association

More than 300 CEOs recently signed a pledge to make their companies more welcoming to a diverse workforce. On Friday, these corporate leaders are gathering to share their plans with each other – and with an audience of corporate responsibility professionals via Facebook Live.

Live interviews with signatories of The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ will take place in New York City from 2-3 p.m. ET, conducted by veteran journalist John Howell, vice president of content for the Corporate Responsibility Association. Access to the video broadcast is free on the 3BL Media Facebook page, via Facebook Live.

“A lack of diversity robs applicants and employees of opportunities and stymies social and economic growth in our communities,” said Dave Armon, CEO of the Corporate Responsibility Board, which manages the Corporate Responsibility Association and publishes CR Magazine. “We are thrilled to share the thinking of CEOs from many business sectors on how they are changing the environment inside their organizations to attract and retain people of all backgrounds, gender, orientation and physical abilities.”

Since its formation in June, more than 300 CEOs signed the CEO Action pledge.  On Friday morning in New York City, members of the consortium will gather at the 2017 CEO Closed Door Discussion to act on the commitments within the pledge, share best known actions, and look toward developing additional commitments for advancing diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

The 2 p.m. webcast will be archived for those who cannot watch live, with replay available on the 3BL Media Facebook page.

About CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™

Launched June 12, 2017, the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. A unique collaborative of more than 300 CEOs have signed on to this commitment, agreeing to take action to cultivate environments where diverse experiences and perspectives are welcomed and where employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion. All the signatories of the commitment serve as leaders of their companies and committed to implementing the pledge within their workplaces, or where companies have already implemented one or several of the commitments, will support other companies in doing the same.­­­ For more information, visit

About the Corporate Responsibility Board

3BL Media created the Corporate Responsibility Board to oversee and produce the COMMIT!Forum, manage the Corporate Responsibility Association, publish CR Magazine and rank the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. The CR Board is a unit of 3BL Media, a Northampton, Massachusetts, company formed in 2009 to serve corporations, nonprofits, NGOs and service providers active in corporate citizenship and sustainability initiatives.  For more information, visit

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The Corporate Responsibility Association is one of the largest professional societies for the CR community. We promote the practice and profession of corporate responsibility in service of ethical, sustainable business. CRA advocates accountability in environmental policy, a sharp eye on ratings and rankings, brand and reputation management, diversity and inclusion in business, professional development of CR principles and a responsible supply chain for companies in procurement verticals. CRA's Thought Leadership Councils (TLC) regularly present original webinars focused on these subjects. CRA works closely alongside CR Magazine to present corporate responsibility research in addition to a yearly CR conference, COMMIT!Forum. For information on joining the CRA, please visit

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