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    RBG

    Thank you RBG. It’s now time for us to carry the torch for equality 

    - by Neta Meidav

    Although best known for paving a way to legal and financial equality for women and advocating against discrimination on behalf of both sexes, RBG’s playbook also provided a roadmap for fighting injustices against the LGBTQ community. 

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    The burden of inequality

    The real cost of racial discrimination affects all businesses financially

    - by James Middleton

    A blistering study released this week by Citigroup highlights the “real costs of long-standing discrimination against minority groups, especially against Black people” and exposes it as an economic shortfall borne by all, not just those directly affected.

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    Business integrity is not optional and silence is the enemy

    - by Vault Platform

    “Recognize that integrity is not an optional subject anymore. You’ve got to get over your discomfort as a leader and recognize that silence and ambiguity are the enemies of integrity. This is part of the leadership that your employees and the world need from you.”

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    Mental health at work

    Declining mental health and the ethical workplace

    - by James Middleton

    The abrupt life changes caused by the pandemic continue to propagate elevated stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues among the global workforce. A report released this month reveals that the risk for depression among US workers has risen an alarming 102% since February of this year and shows little sign of abating.

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    Pressure to ignore ethics grows under COVID

    - by Neta Meidav

    According to the ECI, globally, more than one in every five employees feels pressure to compromise their organization’s ethics standards, policies, or the law.

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    The real Women’s Equality Day is still over the horizon

    - by Neta Meidav

    Women’s Equality Day is a bit of a misnomer, historically speaking. It’s even a misnomer in the context of the present day. Equality, for all women, is still a long way off, especially when it comes to representation in the workplace. 

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    Misconduct claims hit share prices hard

    - by Vault Platform

    There’s new data out showing the impact of sexual misconduct at work on a company’s share price. Companies with complaints of harassment or discrimination perform far worse than others in the same sector, according to University of Manitoba Assistant Professor of Finance Shiu-Yik Au.

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    Speak up culture

    4 steps to an effective speak up program

    - by Neta Meidav

    Every organization will have misconduct at some point in some form, it’s a statistical probability and has little bearing on how ‘good’ a culture is. So a good speak up program becomes about uncovering or surfacing misconduct and resolving it before it grows and enables a toxic culture. 

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    The role of compliance in speak up culture 

    - by Vault Platform

    One of the many things 2020 will be noted for is an increased focus on the intersection between the functions of compliance, legal, and HR – more specifically regarding the direction of a company’s culture and whether the company and its employees act with integrity. 

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    Safety program at work

    Diversity is like a workplace safety program

    - by Neta Meidav

    If you had a series of accidents in your company that resulted in lawsuits and reputational damage, you would create a systemic program looking at work redesign, communications, training, metrics, rewards, and incident reporting. Diversity in business is no different and should be treated like a safety program.