RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group announced today that earlier this week it joined leading U.S. companies in making an unprecedented commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Specifically, president and CEO Dennis R. Glass was among 175 chief executives to sign the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to diversity and inclusion. Together, the signatories pledged to take further action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected; where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion; and where best practices and lessons learned are shared across the organization.
“I was inspired to sign the pledge because I believe in its premise and because its focus on action aligns with Lincoln Financial’s longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said Glass. “Moving forward, the CEO Action will serve as an important guide as we continue to advance a culture across our organization where multiple perspectives, varied skill sets, diverse backgrounds and different abilities are valued and embraced more than ever.”
The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ 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, P&G and PwC. The coalition represents more than 50 industries, in all 50 states, and millions of employees globally, including more than 9,500 at Lincoln Financial.
The following three action pillars align the CEOs and their respective organizations in a collective effort to make meaningful change.
- Continue to cultivate workplaces that support open dialogue on complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion
- Implement and expand unconscious bias education
- Share best practices and lessons learned
“We are proud to be a part of an esteemed group of companies rallying in support of these critical actions,” said Allison Green, senior vice president and chief diversity officer at Lincoln Financial Group. “Not only will these actions support our strategic focus on diversity and inclusion within our workplace, but by collectively sharing best practices, we will continue to hone our efforts in the marketplace and in the community.”
For a complete list of the signatories that have signed on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, visit the CEO Action website.
About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $236 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2017. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. To sign up for email alerts, please visit our Newsroom at http://newsroom.lfg.com.
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 150 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 Facebook: CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion and Twitter: @CEOAction.