A Broader Look at Human Capital Disclosures

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More news today for ethics and compliance professionals curious about what companies are including in their human capital disclosures — like, lots more news. Somebody just published a study of the disclosures made among nearly all the S&P 500.  The report, compiled by data research firm Intelligize, examines what 427 firms included in their Form…

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Digging Into Diversity Disclosures

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The other week we had a post on what companies are saying about ethics and corporate culture in the new human capital disclosures now required in annual reports. Today I want to circle back to another subset of that information: what companies are saying about their diversity and inclusion efforts.  Diversity disclosures have been on…

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Trump Admin and Diversity Training, Part II

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Don’t die of surprise at this news, but the Trump Administration is dragging Corporate America into its attacks on diversity training and racial equity. Compliance officers would do well to understand what’s happening and prepare accordingly. The action is happening along two fronts. First, President Trump issued an executive order on Sept. 22 that directs…

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Trump Admin Targets Princeton for Diversity

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The Trump Administration has opened an investigation into Princeton University and its anti-racism efforts — claiming that because Princeton officials say the university needs to do more to fight racism today, perhaps the school’s previous attestations about compliance with federal anti-discrimination law haven’t been accurate. So says a letter the Education Department sent to Princeton…

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Ethisphere Launches Racial Equity Project

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Business ethics research firm Ethisphere has launched a new effort to develop a social justice framework and identify best practices that companies can use to foster more equity in the workplace. Known as the Ethisphere Initiative for Equity and Social Justice, the project is a collaboration between Ethisphere’s Business Ethics Leadership Alliance and an advisory…

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Toward Better Boards, and More Diverse Boards

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Well, apparently now it’s the nominating and governance committee’s turn to be hammered on the anvil of corporate governance reform. We see the evidence everywhere: a report from the Government Accountability Office noting that at current pace, women will represent half of all seats on corporate boards sometime around 2055. Calls for more women, minorities,…

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