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NBIC Announces Third Annual Best-of-the-Best List

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The National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) named the third annual Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across all communities during a gala celebration in Washington, D.C. on April 18, 2018.

Bank of America, a Best-of-the-Best corporation, returned for the third year as the evening’s presenting sponsor. Advocacy honorees included Representative Joe Kennedy III; Mandy Harvey, a deaf singer-songwriter and disability advocate; and Olympic figure skater and LGBT advocate Adam Rippon.

Washington Post columnist & MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart served as Master of Ceremonies for the evening and Broadway star George Salazar sang the National Anthem.

“Demonstrating commitment to diversity is not only the right thing to do, it’s the smartest thing to do for businesses large and small,” said NGLCC Co-Founder and CEO Chance Mitchell. “The select group of Fortune 500 companies honored with a Best-of-the-Best designation are innovators and trailblazers for inclusion and are constantly raising the bar forward for themselves, their peers, and their competitors. While we pause to honor some extraordinary leaders at the Best-of-the-Best gala, the great work of ensuring opportunity for all of us is a year-round commitment.  We look forward to working with all of these great companies for decades to come in shaping a more inclusive economy for all.”

The National Business Inclusion Consortium is a cross-segment group of organizations that advocate for economic equality. NGLCC formed the NBIC in 2011, and its members represent a total of over $9 trillion in annual economic strength along with significant contributions to the marketplace and workplace. Only companies achieving industry-leading results across all diverse segments are eligible to receive the prestigious Best-of-the-Best designation from the NBIC, whose members include the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC); U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC); U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC); U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAAC); U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN); Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC); and WEConnect International.

The 2018 Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion are:

Accenture
Aetna
Allstate Insurance Company
American Airlines
Apple
AT&T
Bank of America
Bayer
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Capital One
Chevron
Comcast | NBCUniversal
Corning Incorporated
Cummins Inc
CVS Health
DuPont
EY
First Data
Food Lion
General Motors
GlaxoSmithKline
Health Care Service Corporation
Hilton
IBM Corporation
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
KPMG LLP
Marriott International, Inc
Monsanto Company
Morgan Stanley
Nationwide Mutual
New York Life
Northrop Grumman
Pacific Gas and Electric
Pfizer Inc.
PNC Financial Services Group
Procter & Gamble
SunTrust Bank
T-Mobile
TD Bank
TIAA
Toyota North America
U.S. Bank
United Airlines
UPS
Wells Fargo

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