ACCP Applauds JPMorgan Chase CEO’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Corporate Responsibility, Encourages Other Executives to Follow 

Jamie Dimon’s Defense of JPMorgan Chase’s Corporate Social Good Initiatives is “An Example for Every Corporate Executive Sitting in C-Suite Offices Today”

Fairfax, VA – As corporate shareholder season continues, Carolyn Berkowitz, president and CEO of the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), the nation’s leading advocate for corporate social impact professionals, today applauded JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon’s annual shareholder letter, which included what has been described by Axios as a “full-throated defense of diversity, equity and inclusion” as well as other corporate responsibility initiatives.  

As attacks on corporate social good policies continue to increase during this election year, Berkowitz recently shared guidance on how companies can navigate a polarized environment.  In her guidance, she calls attention to corporate executives – like Dimon – who provide a roadmap for embracing DEI, ESG and CSR investments as cutting-edge business strategies that provide a competitive advantage.  

“JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon’s annual shareholder letter, including a strong case for why DEI, ESG and CSR policies are good for business, is the steadfast leadership companies need to fully embrace the competitive advantage corporate social good policies provide in the marketplace,” said Carolyn Berkowitz, president and CEO of the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP).  “Against a wave of anti-DEI crusaders, Mr. Dimon’s determination should serve as an example for all corporate executives sitting in C-suite offices.  He said it well in his annual shareholders letter when he stated DEI initiatives make JP Morgan Chase “a more inclusive company and lead to more innovation, smarter decisions and better financial results for the company and for the economy overall”.

“Now, more than ever, is time for companies to continue strong investments in DEI, CSR & ESG functions within their companies and embrace the teams responsible for this important work. Companies must stay the course, double down by playing the long-game, and continue to lead with their values when it comes to business practices. Corporate leaders must demonstrably uphold initiatives that foster innovation, because they benefit business and the wider society,” continued Berkowitz.


The Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCPis the preeminent membership organization advancing the practice of corporate social impact. ACCP increases the effectiveness of CSR & ESG professionals and their companies by sharing knowledge, fostering solutions, and cultivating inclusive and supportive peer communities. ACCP amplifies the voices of its practitioner network to elevate strategies that work, provide innovative solutions, and expand impact. 

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