Libra Group Recognized on the 2017 CSR Diversity Awards
April 24, 2017. Libra Group and its Deputy Head of Social Responsibility, Carla Brillembourg-Clark, among others, were recognized by the 2017 CSR Diversity Awards at the Diversity Awards Ceremony on March 30, 2017.
The New York based media company, City & State and its CSR department showcases outstanding New York corporations and business leaders through a series of award ceremonies, conferences, and specialty publications for their tremendous work in Corporate Social Responsibility. This organization hosts the Diversity Awards which honors business professionals from the New York region who, on behalf of their company or institution, have successfully promoted one or more of the core principles of Corporate Social Responsibility, few of which are equity, ethics, transparency, volunteerism and community engagement.
The 2017 CSR: Diversity Breakfast Awards Ceremony celebrated the honorees and companies that advance diversity in the New York corporate community. Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network, served as the keynote speaker and the welcome remarks were made by Saundra Thomas, VIP of Community Affairs in WABC-TV.
The event included a “Thought Leadership” discussion panel focused on innovative Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives for workplace diversity and inclusion and was sponsored by different organizations such as Libra Group, The City University of New York, TD Bank, The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the Business Council of New York State, Inc.
The Libra Group and Carla Brillembourg-Clark among other exceptional mentors and companies were awarded in the event. Some of the 2017 honorees were Nunzio Del Greco, President and CEO of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce; Wendy Garcia Chief Diversity Officer of the New York City Comptroller; Juan Gabriel Genao, Diversity Council Chairman of KPMG; Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, Chief Diversity Officer of IBM; Trusha Mehta, Inclusiveness and Flexibility Leader in Ernst & Young; Tanya Pope, Assistant Vice President at Columbia University Facilities and Operations and Elena Richards, Minority Initiatives and Talent Management Leader at PwC.
Investing in the community is a key component of Libra Group, which was founded on the core values of integrity, respect and trust. These principles continue to drive the organization today, in business and beyond. This means translating intent into action wherever Libra operates – but always with sensitivity to the impact made among local communities. Libra Group believes strongly in the twin values of hope and opportunity. The organization seeks to make a difference while also preserve what is good.
Part of Libra Group responsibility in running an international business is to minimize the environmental impact of its work. Another part of that responsibility is to actively give something back. Libra does this through a series of 10 managed programs and initiatives which are broadly linked to the themes of community support and assisting people who have been denied or have limited opportunity. If you’d like to know more about the programs please check the Social Responsibility Programs Brochure.