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Warner Music Launches Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Institute

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Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Institute (DEI) launched by Warner Music Group (WMG). 

The launch proceeds WMG’s issue early this month of its “north-star Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) commitments,” representing the firm’s first-ever Environmental Social Governance (ESG) report. 

As per WMG, the DEI will embark as “a hub of innovation, learning and action within the company” and a pioneer in the music industry. 

WMG states that DEI will be of service to numerous educational dynamisms, including the MOVEMENT DEI education series of the company, a revolving array of dialogue-based workshops “where people at WMG learn, grow, and reflect together on key aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion including anti-racism, ableism, homophobia, and sexism.” 

The company is set to host Inclusive Leadership Series for executives, headed by Wharton School of Business’ Dr. Stephanie Creary and INSEAD’s Dr. Zoe Kinias.

The Institute’s ventures in 2022 are in collaboration with organizations such as OutRight Action International, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, National Disability Institute, Global Indigenous Council, and the Global Fund for Women and involve handouts from experts including authors Roxane Gay and Duke University’s Dr. Mark Anthony Neal.

The Institute will also include the DEI Innovation Lab, indicating that it will “accelerate new strategies to enhance equity, diversity and inclusion internally, while providing opportunities for emerging leaders to showcase their skills and capabilities.”

Workers are invited to contribute ideas for another project or initiative connected with DEI. Then, a board of leaders will review the submitted plans and make recommendations on which deserves further consideration by other stakeholders to achieve success.

The board will choose 1-2 projects every six months to back and assist in finding a business sponsor.

Joining the project lineup is not just an opportunity for any worker but rather one that brings together diverse groups with shared goals. 

Dr. Maurice A. Stinnett, the first worldwide head of DEI, and the worldwide DEI lineup are operating throughout the company to “build local implementation DEI plans, tailored to regional needs and challenges, as well as to foster links to social impact initiatives that benefit marginalized communities,” says WMG.

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