Interbrand Group are proud to announce that Christopher Nurko, Global Chief Innovation Officer, has been named as a Global LGBTQ+ Role Model by INvolve, the global network and consultancy championing diversity and inclusion in business.
NEW YORK, Tuesday 19th January, 2021 – Interbrand Group are proud to announce that Christopher Nurko, Global Chief Innovation Officer, has been named as a Global LGBTQ+ Role Model by INvolve, the global network and consultancy championing diversity and inclusion in business.
The global INvolve OUTstanding LGBTQ+ Role Model List, supported by Yahoo Finance, celebrates 100 LGBTQ+ business leaders who are breaking down barriers and creating more inclusive workplaces across the world.
Christopher is recognized for the significant contribution he has made to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion agenda across the Interbrand Group – including group clients and partners. He is co-founder and Executive Co-Sponsor of Interbrand Groups Global DEI Board, Millennial Talent Board and Co-Sponsor of the Global Horizon Board.
“As the saying goes, leadership is all about making a difference; about setting and meeting goals,” says Nurko. “The goal of bringing more LBGTQ+ individuals into the workforce and society, with equal rights and access to opportunity is fundamental. My goal is to end LGBTQ+ discrimination for anyone wanting to pursue their careers and livelihood irrespective of gender, identity or sexual orientation.”
“It’s essential to understand the role that companies, and business have in shaping our future world – and in particular, to support and acknowledge the leaders, brands and organizations that support LGBTQ+ momentum. OUTstanding has been a shining example of this. I am proud to be chosen as a role model.”
Since 2015, Christopher has partnered with NYC Pride and Heritage of Pride, playing a critical role in creating and scaling the brand strategy for Stonewall 50. He is a leading consultant on the subject of Brand Ethics and has advised over 50 of the top global Fortune 500 companies on LGBTQ+ topics.
Across 2020, Interbrand Group companies have implemented and evolved several key diversity initiatives, to bring more voices into company decision making. This includes dedicated DE&I Boards, and a Global Horizon Board; young talent from 12x key markets, who regularly consult with Executive Leadership. This year, the Global Horizon Board have led the development of the new Interbrand Purpose.
“We are committed to ensuring that our workplace more accurate reflects the world we live in,” says Interbrand Group Global CEO, Charles Trevail. “Diversity fuels creativity – and as a global consultancy, it’s critical we bring a range of perspectives and experiences to all our thinking. We are proud of Chris and all of the contributions he makes inside and outside of our business, to champion this important conversation and lead essential change.”
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Interbrand has been a world leading brand consultancy, for over 45 years – having pioneered iconic work and forged many of the brand building tools that are commonplace across the industry today.
We know that in an age of unprecedented abundance of choice and speed of innovation, customers’ expectations are moving faster than business. While incremental change is still essential, it is no longer sufficient. It takes bold moves to leap ahead of customers and competitors. We call these moves Iconic Moves.
In collaboration with the world’s leading brands, our global team of thinkers and makers are pioneering the future of brand building. By turning customers into active participants, we help our clients strengthen their brands on an ongoing basis – our approach gives them confidence to make Iconic Moves that spark desire and create utility, driving extraordinary results.
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About INvolve and OUTstanding
OUTstanding is part of INvolve, the consultancy and global network championing diversity and inclusion in business. Through the delivery of events, programmes, thought leadership and advisory services, INvolve helps firms drive cultural change and create inclusive workplaces where any individual can succeed.
INvolve also publishes EMpower, HERoes and OUTstanding role model lists annually, recognizing and celebrating business leaders and future leaders who are breaking down barriers at work and inspiring the next generation of diverse talent.
For more information, please visit www.involvepeople.org