Nielsen CEO, David Kenny, took on the joint responsibility of Chief Diversity Officer in February 2019, to elevate the importance of diversity & inclusion as a strategic business priority, and to strengthen accountability at all levels of the organization.
In 2018, Nielsen announced that as part of its commitment to reflect important demographic and household characteristics in Nielsen’s National TV panel, it expanded reporting of Nielsen ratings to count same-gender spouses and unmarried same-gender partners and their household television viewing.
Nielsen held its fifth annual ERG Experience Week, “enERGize”, showcasing the value and benefit of its global resource groups. ERG presence is in 77 of more than 100 countries of operation and 25 percent of the global workforce participates in at least one ERG.
Nielsen launched its first cross-functional, cross-geographic mentoring program, with a more than 10 percent increase in participating managers. Global expansion, enabled by technology, will launch in 2019.