July 14, 2020
(July 14, 2020) TORONTO — Today, the BlackNorth Initiative, led by The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism (the “Council”), released the Law Firm Pledge, asking leaders from Canada’s law firms to commit to specific actions and targets designed to end anti-Black systemic racism and create opportunities for those in underrepresented Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities.
The Law Firm Pledge builds on the June 30th 2020 announcement in which Wes Hall, Founder and Chair of the Council, and his Co-Chairs –Victor Dodig, President and Chief Executive Officer of CIBC; Prem Watsa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited; and Rola Dagher, President and CEO of Cisco Canada – asked Canadian business leaders from all sectors to commit to similar goals for their companies.
Already, a large number of CEOs have signed the CEO Pledge, including leaders from major public companies, private...
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