Neustar, Inc., a global information services and technology company and leader in identity resolution, announced that it joins the growing coalition pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. More than 1,300 CEOs have come together for CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ (CEO Action), and Charlie Gottdiener is committing himself and Neustar to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
By signing on to this commitment, Neustar is pledging to take action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected and where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion. The collective of more than 1,300 signatories have already shared more than 1,200 best known actions, exchanging tangible learning opportunities and creating collaborative conversations via the initiative’s unified hub, CEOAction.com.
“We must prioritize our diversity and inclusion efforts as the elimination of inequity can no longer wait,” said Charlie Gottdiener, Chief Executive Officer, Neustar, Inc. “Diversity and inclusion are difficult issues to navigate, but if we avoid constructive conversation about our differences, communication deteriorates, and productivity suffers. I’m proud that Neustar is committing to cultivating a work environment where employees can openly address challenges, present opportunities, and share perspectives.”
Mr. Gottdiener continued, “I am equally proud to join CEO Action and look forward to sharing strategies with fellow leaders that will evolve and enhance our respective diversity and inclusion programs. As more corporate leaders come together and commit to becoming anti-racist organizations, I am optimistic we will be able to create important and long-lasting change in our communities and the world.”
Organizations joining the pledge are taking a step towards effecting positive change. A diverse and inclusive workforce facilitates community, but also drives innovation and creativity. A recent study found that 85 percent of those surveyed reported that diversity is a key component to fostering innovation.
CEO Action is cultivating a new type of ecosystem centered around collaboration and sharing. The actions, available via CEOAction.com, showcase real-life examples of the open and transparent conversations to cultivate more diverse and inclusive workplace environments. The addition of new signatories expands the impact of this work beyond the office to communities and industries.
CEO Action is led by a steering committee of CEOs and leaders from Accenture, BCG, Deloitte US, The Executive Leadership Council, EY, General Atlantic, KPMG, New York Life, Procter & Gamble, and PwC. The coalition represents 85 industries, all 50 US States, and millions of employees globally.
Neustar is an information services and technology company and a leader in identity resolution providing the data and technology that enables trusted connections between companies and people at the moments that matter most. Neustar offers industry-leading solutions in Marketing, Risk, Communications, and Security that responsibly connect data on people, devices, and locations, continuously corroborated through billions of transactions. Neustar serves more than 8,000 clients worldwide, including 60 of the Fortune 100. Learn how your company can benefit from the power of trusted connections here: home.neustar.
About CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Bringing together more than 1,300 CEOs of America’s leading organizations, the commitment outlines actions that participating companies pledge to take to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best known—and unsuccessful—actions can be shared across organizations. Learn more at CEOAction.com and connect with us on Twitter: @CEOAction.