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Nutter Strengthens its Commitment to Diversity by Joining the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Pacesetters Program

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02.08.2019 | Announcement

Nutter announced that it has become a member of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Pacesetters Program, a partnership of large and midsized Greater Boston Chamber member organizations who have committed to leveraging their collective purchasing power to create opportunities for local enterprises of color. Together, Pacesetter companies work to set aspirational goals to enhance their individual existing supplier diversity programs and inspire the entire business community to do the same.

“Nutter is proud to support the Pacesetters Initiative. As diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, we genuinely take an interest in ensuring that minority-owned businesses are given the opportunity to flourish in our communities,” said Deborah J. Manus, managing partner. 

The firm’s efforts are led by its Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which is composed of both current and former members of the Executive, Legal Personnel, and Hiring Committees. This Committee sets firm-wide expectations and policies on issues related to diversity and inclusion, and directs the work of numerous subcommittees charged with creating and implementing initiatives intended to further an inclusive firm culture. Additionally, the Committee promotes the recruitment and retention of talent from traditionally underrepresented groups; applies best practices from other institutions and industries; challenges the status quo; assesses the firm’s successes; and identifies areas for improvement. Membership in these subcommittees is comprised of partners, associates, and staff, with the intention that all members of the firm can and do participate in diversity and inclusion efforts.

Launched in January 2018, the Pacesetters program is the result of a year-long collaboration between the Chamber, its Committee on Economic Opportunity – a sub-group of the Executive Committee charged with developing the united response of the business community to economic inequality. Please click to learn more about the program.

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