New York (August 24, 2022) – Brian R. Bodager, President and CEO of the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ (PBUCC) and Walter Reyes, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer have announced the publication of an Interim Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEI&B) Report that highlights the organization’s progress in advancing DEI goals set in its inaugural report, Diversity in the Workplace, in 2021.
In addition to providing year-over-year updates in the areas of governance, social and racial justice, talent acquisition, pay equity, partnerships, and socially responsible investing, the 2022 Interim Report incorporates a new organizational commitment to cultivating a spirit of belonging as part of the Pension Boards’ organizational cultural transformation project.
“As human beings, we all need to feel that we belong. Belonging is the bond that brings together people groups from all over the world, forming community – both at home and at the workplace,” notes Reyes, who oversaw the development of the report. “The Pension Boards remains focused on building programs that promote greater inclusion and belonging. A truly inclusive workplace, in which all feel they belong, is an essential part of how we will continue to meet the diverse and changing needs of the wider church community.”
A statement from PBUCC President and CEO Bodager and Board of Trustees Chair Rev. Dr. Rodney Franklin adds that “The Pension Boards’ ongoing commitment to ensure a diverse and equitable workplace is indeed thriving. We have taken measurable steps forward, exploring the unique cultures of our colleagues while endeavoring to embed our values of agility, compassion, consistency, collaboration, and justice across all levels of the organization.”
The 2022 Interim Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Report is now available on the Pension Boards website.
Founded in 1914, the Pension Boards operates from the intersection of faith and finance, partnering with those engaged in the life of the Church to provide valued services leading to greater financial security and wellness.