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Private Sector Responsibility: Race, Equity, and Inclusion Part 3

John Rogers of Ariel Investments shares his experience combatting racism in the corporate world and concrete steps he's taken to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within his own company.
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John Rogers
Ivo H. Daalder
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CEOs, heads of office, and other select C-suite executives from partner companies are invited to participate in a new series of exclusive roundtable discussions that will address the private sector’s role in combatting racism. This three-part series will dive into the urgency and responsibility facing companies to expand on and build out diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Chairman, Co-CEO & Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments John Rogers will close out the series on November 9 with a fireside chat on his work combatting racism in the corporate world and concrete steps he's taken to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within his own company. Each program will include active participation and discussion with peer senior executives.

This series will be conducted alongside our Corporate Leadership Breakfast series. Cohosted by Council President Ivo H. Daalder and Samuel C. Scott III, these executives-only meetings provide an opportunity for business leaders to participate in timely, corporate-relevant global policy discussions and hear directly from the Council’s bench of experts. They also provide a platform to showcase executive leadership in a room of peers, customers, service providers, and clients. From NAFTA to national security, immigration to climate change – insights from these discussions offer companies the competitive edge they need to thrive in an increasingly global economy.

Learn more about these opportunities and other benefits of corporate partnership.

About the Speakers
John Rogers
Chairman, Co-CEO, and Chief Investment Officer, Ariel Investments
 In 1983, Rogers founded Ariel to focus on patient, value investing within small- and medium-sized companies. While their research capabilities have expanded across the globe, patience is still the disciplined approach that drives the firm today. Early in his career, Rogers' investment acumen brought him to the forefront of media attention and culminated in him being selected as "Co-Mutual Fund Manager of the Year" by Sylvia Porter’s Personal Finance magazine as well as an "All-Star Mutual Fund Manager" by USA TODAY.
President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013 prior to becoming president of the Council. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of ten books.
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