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Bloomberg is expanding its coverage of diversity, equity, inclusion and fairness

May 4, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Bloomberg Media announced Tuesday that it is expanding its coverage of diversity, equity, fairness and inclusion topics.

The Bloomberg Equality homepage will include new editorial features such as the New Voices module, which will broadcast clips of business and finance executives of diverse backgrounds who have participated in the initiative’s intensive media training program.

The expansion also includes a new original video series on Bloomberg Quicktake, “Then This Happened,” exploring how policy choices have affected people’s lives at pivotal moments. Other features will include a weekly Quicktake segment titled “Equality Now, and the third season of “The Pay Check” podcast. There will also be a Race and Recovery tracker, which uses data and reporting to follow economic recovery by demographics across U.S. metropolitan areas, and more.

“As we chronicle capitalism, we must elevate its successes and call to account its failings. The pandemic’s economic downturn and last summer’s protests ignited a discourse around systemic inequalities,” said Jacqueline Simmons, senior executive editor, Americas, in a statement.  “We’re building on our Equality franchise by deepening our commitment to report on this crucial topic, which intersects with every aspect of global business.”

Editorial efforts are led by Simmons and executive editor Rakshita Saluja, who oversees the Bloomberg Equality Task Force.

Formed in 2020, the task force has tapped into existing Bloomberg resources and proprietary data to produce compelling, data-driven storytelling, such as using Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index to track the progress that companies are making toward creating diverse workforces.


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