New York (June 16, 2023) – Brian R. Bodager, President and CEO of the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ (PBUCC) and Walter A. Reyes, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, have announced the publication of PBUCC’s 2023 Diversity in Our Workplace, a diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) report, detailing the organization’s progress in advancing goals set in 2022.
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 new report, themed “In Our Words,” centers around the Pension Boards’ organizational Cultural Transformation Journey, begun in 2020, and features the personal reflections of both staff and members of the Board of Trustees on their experiences.
“In today’s rapidly changing world, fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace where colleagues share a sense of pride and belonging is not just a responsibility, but a necessity,” notes Reyes, who oversaw the development of the report. “We recognize that the strength of our organization lies in the unique talents, perspectives, and experiences that each colleague brings. By embracing and celebrating our differences, we can advance innovation, creativity, and empathy, ultimately driving better outcomes for our members.”
A statement from PBUCC President and CEO Bodager and Board of Trustees Chair the Rev. Dr. Rodney Franklin adds: “It is clear that the Pension Boards’ ongoing commitment to ensure a diverse and equitable workplace is taking new shape. We are becoming more expressive, allowing our staff colleagues to open the door to new conversations of personal journey or struggle, which brings our core values of agility, compassion, consistency, collaboration, and justice to the forefront.”
The 2023 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Report is now available on the Pension Boards website here.
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.