AstraZeneca, Unilever, BlackRock and IKEA are among the companies taking part in a project to improve racial equality in business.
Saadia Zahidi, managing director of the World Economic Forum (WEF), points out this poignant fact: just 1% of Fortune 500 companies are led by Black chief executives. She highlighted the statistics this week as the WEF launched a coalition of 48 international companies committed to racial and ethnic equality in the workplace.
Chief among the specific aims of the project, known as Partnering for Racial Justice in Business, is putting “racial and ethnic equity on the board agenda”.
Part of the virtual Davos conference, the launch comes after corporates across the US and elsewhere responded to the Black Lives Matter protests that erupt
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