U.S. firms must publish diversity numbers, says Ariel’s Hobson


As more companies announce diversity and inclusion measures, Ariel Investments’ co-CEO Mellody Hobson believes there’s a simple way to hold corporations accountable: math.

“Math has no opinion — have the math. The only way you can do that is commit to having an annual review of these issues to see where you’re gaining ground, where you’re losing ground,” she told CNBC’s Sharon Epperson as part of the network’s Inclusion in Action forum.

“Measuring, and then having the wherewithal to publish those numbers I think holds everyone accountable,” she said, before adding that tying compensation to diversity metrics could prompt the swiftest changes.

The lack of diversity across the highest ranks…


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