Best of 2022: The Impact of Inclusion

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NLI Staff
Our best advice from 2022 about how leaders can mobilize toward achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

This year, our society continued to reckon with whether, and to what extent, we’ll live up to our ideals around diversity, equity, and inclusion. Increasingly, business leaders are expected to close the gap between what they say they care about and what they’re actually doing to create change.

Organizations are certainly talking a big game. Companies like Levi Strauss & Co. have voluntarily committed to publicly disclosing their representation statistics, and the Nasdaq now requires its companies to report the diversity of their boards. But to truly support employees from underrepresented groups, companies need to do more than talk — they also must define habits to build an inclusive environment and create systems to measure progress and ensure accountability.

Here’s some of our best advice on how to create lasting change:


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