Binghamton University signs commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace

BINGHAMTON, NY – Binghamton University joins a growing coalition pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Only one month after 175 CEOs came together to launch the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, more than 100 additional CEOs have taken the pledge, committing themselves — and the organizations they lead — to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

By signing on to this commitment, Binghamton pledges 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 290 signatories has already shared almost 250 best-known actions, exchanging tangible learning opportunities and creating collaborative conversations via the initiative’s unified hub, CEOAction.com. Continuing this momentum, the signatories will convene at a Summit in November to discuss longer-term growth strategies that will advance the agenda.

“Binghamton University is dedicated to promoting an inclusive working environment through programs and services that engage individuals across campus. We must continue to communicate with each other,” said Harvey Stenger, president of Binghamton University. “I am proud that Binghamton is cultivating a work environment where employees can openly address challenges, present opportunities and share various perspectives.”

According to organizers, 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.

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