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Executives from Fortune 500 companies reveal the biggest workplace culture issues businesses will need to address if they want to be more profitable and inclusive

Marguerite Ward   

Executives from Fortune 500 companies reveal the biggest workplace culture issues businesses will need to address if they want to be more profitable and inclusive
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What D&I topics are top of mind for business leaders? Business Insider found out.    Prudential Financial; Mastercard; Dell Technologies; Bank of America; Samantha Lee/Business Insider
  • More company leaders view diversity and inclusion as key to financial success, executives attending the 2019 World Economic Forum told Business Insider.
  • Business Insider asked several executives from Fortune 500 companies about the biggest diversity and inclusion trends they're keeping an eye on, and working toward, in 2020.
  • From bringing diverse employees together more to changing policies to include transgender employees, here's what they said.
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More business leaders are realizing that being diverse and inclusive is no longer a nice benefit, but a necessity amid an increasingly diverse workforce, demands from consumers, and a growing body of research from the likes of EY and McKinsey & Company that shows diverse teams perform better.

Since 2017, more than 800 US CEOs from companies like Cisco, Deloitte, and Procter & Gamble have signed on to a pledge created by PwC to make their companies more diverse and inclusive. Goldman Sachs recently raised the stakes, announcing it would not take a company public if it didn't have at least one "diverse" board member. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, multiple executives spoke about the increasing role diversity and inclusion will play in companies worldwide.

But what specific diversity and inclusion trends are top of mind for company leaders?

Business Insider spoke with several executives from top US companies about the topics they expect businesses to focus more on in 2020. Here's what they said.




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