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President and CEO of Exelon Chris Crane is joining forces with various companies worldwide as part of The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion initiative.
The initiative will be made up of more than 150 CEOs who have committed themselves and their companies to diversity in the workplace.
Crane will prove to be an integral member of this movement, thanks to the diversity that Exelon already is known for.
"While much remains to be done, this commitment recognizes our firm determination to lead the industry in this important work," Crane said.
The board of directors heading up the initiative hail from the likes of Accenture, BCG, Deloitte US, The Executive Leadership Council, Ernst & Young, General Atlantic, KPMG, New York Life, P&G and PwC. In the efforts of promoting diversity standards in workplaces around the world, the companies who are joining in the cause are pledging themselves to three steps:
1. Encourage conversation about differences in perspectives.
2. Reduce biases and increase knowledge.
3. Collaborate in order to share workload and be accountable to others within the company.
Exelon alone has put $2 billion toward women-owned and minority-owned businesses and has continued in its other practices of encouraging diversity and inclusion in the work environment.
Tim Ryan, executive director of EE.UU., discussed the need for open-mindedness in the workplace.
"We are living in a world of complex divisions and tensions that can have a significant impact on our work environment. However, it often happens that when we get to the workplace, where we spend most of our time, we do not openly address these issues," Ryan said.