No Match Found
The past two years have been unlike any other we’ve known. As a society and as business leaders we’re learning how to quickly adapt and become more resilient. As we plan for what is around the corner, we’ve learned a few lessons from the past two years. Most importantly, we will be leaning into and continuing to significantly invest in our purpose, our north star. For us that means we will continue to work really hard to build trust in society and solve important problems to make a meaningful difference in the world.
We are not alone in this aspiration. Speaking with other CEOs, I hear leadership teams that, while concerned about many uncertainties in the world, are excited and up for the challenge. Why? Because the last few years have shown us that we can lead, inspire and perform in an uncertain world. While there is so much out there that we can't control, CEOs have recognized how important it is to continue making decisions and investments in support of their businesses’ values and building trust. When we control what we can control, it allows us to be better equipped to handle whatever may come next – whether it's an economic recession or something else.
For us, our purpose is always our north star, guiding us to do what’s right for our people and communities. It also helps us better advise our clients during challenging times and accelerate our own growth and change. As we face the uncertainty, complexity and increased pace of change ahead of us, we will need to not just maintain progress, but accelerate and lead through it.
Two years ago, we committed to transparency around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as an important step to hold ourselves accountable for both making progress and staying true to our purpose, culture and values. In that same spirit of transparency, today we release our 2022 Purpose and Inclusion Report, with four chapters detailing our commitment to DEI, making a difference in society, environmental sustainability and governance.
In our report, we share the progress we’re making and how, together with our people, clients, nonprofits and our peers, we’re navigating rapid change with care, understanding, empathy and trust. You’ll also see that, while we’ve made strides, we’re not yet where we want to be – so we will continue to lean in, learn from our work and adjust where our plans aren’t achieving the progress we expected. You’ll see us continue to build trust, be intentional in our decisions and hold ourselves accountable.
While we’ve made progress, we’re not yet where we want to be. This next year will likely pose new challenges, but instead of pulling back on our commitments, we’ll lean in. We’ll use new tools to understand what’s working and course-correct when it's not. We’ll continue to make decisions for our people and our business that align with our values. After all, we are a community of solvers – working to build trust and deliver sustained outcomes for our clients, our stakeholders and our communities – a purpose that we can only achieve when we’ve created a more equitable future for all of us.
Read our 2022 Purpose and Inclusion Report here.
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