FORTUNE and Refinitiv launched their Measure Up partnership, which they first announced at the 2020 FORTUNE CEO Initiative meeting on October 26. Powered by Refinitiv’s environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) data, Measure Up will help business leaders across industries tackle one of the biggest barriers to a just and equitable society: the continued lack of racial and ethnic diversity in corporate workplaces. Companies can now collect and report their own diversity and inclusion (D&I) data via Refinitiv’s ESG Data Contributor tool.
In his CEO Daily newsletter this morning, FORTUNE CEO Alan Murray wrote about corporate reporting of D&I data: “You might be surprised to learn how few companies do this today. I certainly was. In part, that’s because collecting such data isn’t simple…But there’s no way to understand how companies are progressing on this key front without asking that question. Refinitiv has now done so with its employees. Fortune will do the same with ours. And we are challenging other companies to join us, and report the results.”
FORTUNE and Refinitiv will support this call-to-action by providing executives with data-driven insights and in-depth conversations on key topics such as inclusive leadership, corporate anti-racism, and the racial wealth gap. Measure Up will help corporate senior leaders set transparent goals around inclusion, share tactics and strategies, and work collectively to deliver measurable returns to a broader set of stakeholders.
To further reinforce workplace inclusion as the new business standard, FORTUNE will launch a new D&I filter that will allow companies on the 2021 FORTUNE 500 List to be sorted and ranked using company’s self-reported data, provided by Refinitiv. FORTUNE will also use this data to identify the 2021 Most Progressive Companies in Racial Inclusion.
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