Lord Michael Hastings, global head of citizenship and diversity for KPMG International (No. 15 in The 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for DiversityÂ®), accepted the award for Top Company for Employee-Resource Groups at DiversityInc’s November event, “How Leadership Expresses Diversity Commitment.” Listen as Hastings shares his thoughts on how employee-resource groups have fostered an environment where employees can bring their whole selves to work.
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Michael Hastings is KPMGâ€™s Global Head of Citizenship and Diversity. He was previously the BBCâ€™s first Head of Corporate Social Responsibility. Michael is a non-executive Director of British Telecom (on the Board for Responsible and Sustainable Business) and a Trustee of the Vodafone Group Foundation. He represents KPMG International on the Global Corporate Citizenship International Committee of the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development. In 2009 he became a Member of the World Economic Forumâ€™s Global Council on Diversity and Talent.
In January 2003, Michael was awarded a CBE in recognition of his services to crime reduction, including 15 years as Chairman of Crime Concern. He was formerly an adviser to Lord John Stevens QPM, the former London Metropolitan Police Commissioner and served on the Commission for Racial Equality.
In 2005, Michael was awarded the honor of an independent peerage to the House of Lords by Her Majesty The Queen and now Michael serves as a member of the Communications Select Committee. Again in 2005, he received the UNICEF award for his â€˜outstanding contribution to understanding and effecting solutions for Africaâ€™s childrenâ€™.Â