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Business Leaders For Michigan Launches Intense Focus On Work To Eliminate Racial Inequity In Michigan

September 22, 2020

Our President and CEO Ron Hall and other Michigan leaders of the Business Leaders for Michigan announced today their commitment to eliminating the racial inequities that exist in Michigan for Black Americans, beginning with its own Board member organizations.

For the past several months, a subset of the Board focused intensely on examining how corporations can – and should – work to reduce racial inequity and outlined a scope of work for its members, including identifying foundational metrics for progress measurement. The work has been co-led by Ron Hall, CEO of Bridgewater Interiors, and Andi Owen, CEO of Herman Miller, along with support from PwC.

Business Leaders for Michigan will survey its membership on several specific targets to first analyze how much work is already being done at the organizational level, for example: identifying the percentage of members who are signatories of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™; the percentage of companies that measure diversity, equity and inclusion in employee hiring, compensation, and progression; and the percentage of members who have supplier diversity targets.

Our team is very excited to be a part of this new initiative! Read more about this organization and this new initiative and its upcoming efforts by clicking here.