After an email from an employee following an incident connected to race shootings in USA the CEO PwC realised that sensitive subjects were just blanked out. He took action and organised countrywide sessions to discuss race at work. Realising that there were other sensitive topics often not shared and discussed he started a new initiative with other CEO's.
After talking to fellow chief executives about the experience, Mr. Ryan began enlisting many to join a new initiative to foster more open discussion about race and gender in the workplace. That new initiative, C.E.O. Action for Diversity and Inclusion, will announce on Monday that 150 corporate executives have committed to their companies’ encouraging their employees to discuss those sensitive topics. Procter & Gamble, New York Life, Accenture, Deloitte U.S. and the Boston Consulting Group are among the companies that have joined the alliance, of which Mr. Ryan is chairman. The group is sponsoring a website, ceoaction.com, which has more than 70 examples of the most effective efforts developed by companies, including flexible work practices and gender equality programs.