Moves We Are Making
Our Commitments & Actions
What Did We Do?
Engaged in a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Access (DEIA) Organizational Assessment
Initiated a firm-wide DEIA organizational assessment with a third-party vendor to inform our commitments and strategy for 2021 and beyond. We believe we must do the work ourselves if we are going to be responsive to our clients who choose to do the same and influence real change in our country.
Established a DEIA Team
Established an internal DEIA Tiger Team to initiate and develop communications, actively assess vendors for our organizational assessment, and begin to activate our commitments.
Established Connected Forums
Hosted small group conversations to provide our employees with a safe space to reflect and unpack their reactions to the events of the deplorable acts of racism in our country and how that has impacted our people.
Launched a Blog Series
Established a blog series called “Our Voices”, intended to elevate and amplify the voices in our community, celebrate our unique differences, and commemorate key dates that are meaningful to our fellow team members. The moments, recognitions, and monthly celebrations to date have been: Pride, Remembering Representative John Lewis, Patriot Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, Holidays, and International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Made Community Investment
Launched a donation-matching program to amplify the voluntary financial contributions that The Clearing staff are making to anti-racist and social justice organizations.
Executed Cultural Campaigns and Events
Shared family stories and experiences throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, including a delicious virtual cooking lesson organized by some of our very own employees. Celebrated Black History Month through a series of communications commemorating the amazing accomplishments of Black Americans and those of African descent, culminating in a Family Reunion event.
Expanded How We Honor and Acknowledge Individuals’ Sense of Family
Launched The Clearing Family Cookbook to invite greater transparency into employees’ memories of family and food traditions.