Empowering Companies to Build Stronger, More Equitable Environments

We’re All in This Together, and Together We Can Drive Meaningful Change

Developed in collaboration with an Advisory Council of industry leaders, Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA), and key partner organizations, the Ethisphere Equity and Social Justice Initiative focuses on identifying and sharing leading practices, resources, case studies, conversations, and shared experiences from global companies and leaders committed to driving progress.

How to Get Involved

MEET OUR LEADERS:

The Advisory Council

DAVID S. HUNTLEY

CHAIR

CHAIR

DAVID S. HUNTLEY
SEVP & Chief Compliance Officer
AT&T Inc.

BURT FEALING

BURT FEALING
EVP, GC & Corporate Secretary
Southwire Company

KELLYE GORDON

KELLYE GORDON
VP, E&C & Legal Operations
VF Corporation

TONY WEST

TONY WEST
SVP, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
Uber

MATT HORACE

MATT HORACE
Chief Security Officer
Mayo Clinic

TONY JORDAN

TONY JORDAN
Americas Forensic & Integrity Services Leader
EY

ALAN K. NEVEL

ALAN K. NEVEL
SVP, Chief Diversity & Human Resources Officer
The MetroHealth System

VETA T. RICHARDSON

VETA T. RICHARDSON
President & CEO
Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

BRANNIGAN THOMPSON

BRANNIGAN THOMPSON
SVP, Corporate & Organizational Development
Voya Financial

Lucy Fato

LUCY FATO
EVP & General Counsel
AIG

ANDY HINTON

ANDY HINTON
Chief Compliance Officer (former)
Google

ANDY HINTON

BONNIE LAU
Partner; Chair of Alumni Executive Council, Legal Council on Legal Diversity
Morrison & Foerster

Alex Dimitrief

ALEX DIMITRIEF
President & CEO (former)
GE’s Global Growth Organization

JOHN GERZEMA

JOHN GERZEMA
Chief Executive Officer
The Harris Poll

TIM ERBLICH

TIMOTHY ERBLICH
Chief Executive Officer
Ethisphere

ERICA SALMON BYRNE

ERICA SALMON BYRNE
EVP & Chair of BELA
Ethisphere

JOY YURCABA

JOY YURCABA
Sponsor, Equity & Social Justice Initiative
Ethisphere

The Equity & Social Justice Forum

An ongoing conversation grounded in practical ideas for change, kicking off November 19.

Access on-demand insights from AT&T, ACC, Southwire, and others.

COMING SOON:

A Framework for Advancing Equity

The Equity and Social Justice Initiative Advisory Council will contribute to the development of a Framework that you can use as you continue to build an environment where everyone can thrive. It will feature:

Complimentary Insights and Resources to Help Drive Your Equity & Social Justice Efforts

Data and Research on Diversity

The Harris Poll: How Companies are Responding after a Year of Crises

Public perceptions, reputation, and risk impacts

Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report: The Fight for Racial Justice in America

Findings on racism concerns in the U.S.

National Research Group’s Equality and Media Report

Findings on content as a mirror to our culture

The 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report: Institutional Investors

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) disclosures impact investor trust and share price

Equity in Practice: Examples and Ideas

Ethisphere: Fostering Change with the Equity and Social Justice Initiative

By Erica Salmon Byrne, Sponsor, Equity & Social Justice Initiative and Joy Yurcaba, Sponsor, Equity & Social Justice Initiative.

SoftBank: Opportunity Fund for Minority-Owned Startups

By Marcelo Claure, CEO, Softbank Group International and COO, SoftBank Group Corp.

ACC: Legal Should Lead on Diversity

By Veta T. Richardson, President & CEO, Association of Corporate Counsel

MetroHealth: A Plan for Measurable Permanent Change

By Alan K. Nevel, SVP, Chief Diversity and Human Resources Officer, The MetroHealth System.

How the Best Bosses Interrupt Bias on Their Teams

Recommendations for managers to effectively counter bias

EY’s commitment to anti-racism in the US

EY’s response and commitment to eradicate racism and discrimination against the Black community and be a voice and force for change

AT&T Diversity & Inclusion Annual Report 2019

Stories from the people that shape AT&T’s vision, define its workforce, and drive innovation.

VF Legal Department Call to Action: Stand for Change and Protest with Purpose

New initiative outlining key actions that the Legal team is taking within VF

Advisory Council Equity Insights and Actions

AT&T: Making This Time Different

By David Huntley, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, AT&T Inc. and Chair of the Advisory Council for the Ethisphere Equity & Social Justice Initiative.

A Candid Conversation with Voya Leaders About Race

Brannigan Thompson on having to “put on a uniform” in the workplace to make others feel comfortable with his blackness

Voices of Mayo: Race in America Today

Matthew Horace on his experience of bias as a Black man in America and his thoughts on what each person can do to improve race relations

The “Healing Begins with Listening” Initiative

A video series featuring employees sharing their stories of racism and bias

“Inclusive Starts with I” series

A discussion around the importance of a positive, inclusive work environment

Partners