AEG Joins CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Furthering its commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, today announced that Dan Beckerman, President and CEO, has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge.
AEG joins more than 800 CEOs from the world’s leading companies and business organizations, who are leveraging their individual and collective voices to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
“We believe that diversity and inclusion are more than a corporate policy—they are embedded into our daily operations,” said Dan Beckerman, President and CEO of AEG. “We strive to ensure that the suppliers we engage and the employees we hire reflect the rich breadth of the communities where we conduct business. We are committed to growing a best-in-class approach to diversity, equity and inclusion because it is not only the ‘right thing to do,’ but because employees are more engaged and productive when they feel respected, valued and truly belong.”
The pledge outlines a specific set of actions that participating organizations will take to cultivate diversity, including:
- Creating and maintaining a workplace environment that allows for conversations about diversity and inclusion.
- Implementing and expanding unconscious bias education to help employees recognize, acknowledge and minimize any potential blind spots they may have.
- Sharing both successful best practices and programs and unsuccessful actions around diversity and inclusion.
- And creating and sharing strategic inclusion and diversity plans with their board of directors, or equivalent governing bodies.
The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion was collectively formed in 2017 and is led by a steering committee of CEOs and leaders from Accenture, BCG, Deloitte US, The Executive Leadership Council, EY, General Atlantic, KPMG, New York Life, P&G and PwC. For more information about CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, visit ceoaction.com.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world's leading sports and live entertainment company. The company operates in the following business segments: Facilities, which through its affiliation with ASM Global, owns, manages or consults with more than 300 preeminent arenas, stadiums, convention centers and performing arts venues around the world; Music through AEG Presents, which is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special events and world-renowned festivals such as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival; Real Estate, which develops world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment districts like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE, Mercedes Platz in Berlin and The O2 in London; Sports, as the world's largest operator of high-profile sporting events and sports franchises including the LA Kings, LA Galaxy and Eisbären Berlin; and Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands and its integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 160 million guests annually. More information about AEG can be found at www.aegworldwide.com.