Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our Culture, Equity and Inclusion specialty focuses on helping organizations evolve existing DEI practices into cultures intentionally rooted in inclusive and equitable behaviors, systems and processes.

We believe culture, equity and inclusion is about the creation of a shared and common experience rooted in the inherent value of all people. Our vision is to create cultures so respectful of employees, so supportive of their communities, and so attuned to diverse customer needs that representation—and revenues—grow organically.

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Where we can help you

CEI brings together a team of DEI practitioners, change management experts, public affairs specialists and communicators who sit at the intersection of a powerful, integrated network. CEI helps organizations evolve from existing DEI practices to cultures intentionally rooted in inclusive behaviors, systems and processes. We ensure stated DEI commitments and investments are more than mere words on a page; they are tangible, visible manifestations of how the organization operates.

Our areas of expertise

Our bespoke approach is data-backed, culture-centered and focused on driving meaningful change for employees, customers and communities. We strive to help organizations embed their values and prized behaviors in every operation, every interaction, every communication, and every strategic decision.

  • Advancing Culture

    We advance culture by focusing on the people, policies, and practices that enable thriving cultures. By quantitatively and qualitatively assessing cultures. By examining systems, policies and practices for alignment to values and desired outcomes. By building strategies that tackle root causes of inequity rather than symptoms. And by evolving leadership behaviors that establish cultural norms.

  • Enhancing Brand Power

    We enhance brand power by crafting brand narratives that resonate with internal as well as external audiences. By aligning external messaging to internal policy and practice, achieving 100% brand consistency. And by positioning our clients so they are seen as moral leaders as well as market leaders.

  • Addressing Risk

    We address risk by helping our clients anticipate, prevent, and mitigate reputation crisis. By revealing where it’s likely to come from, when it’s likely to occur and what it’s likely to be. By coaching businesses on how to take pre-emptive action. And by equipping leaders with a decision framework that allows them to determine when to take a stand on hot-button issues, what position to take, and which stakeholders to address.

Our other expertise

We’re interested in how human connection can make for better business from the inside out. Check out how we can help unlock the potential of your people to transform your organization.