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Celebrating Black History Month with Candid Conversations on Diversity & Inclusion

This Black History Month, Ariel Investments has produced a conversation series on a broad spectrum of issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion in Corporate America.

As the first Black-owned investment firm in the United States, we have seen overwhelming evidence that inclusive leadership, workforces, products and vendors drive better outcomes for all stakeholders. Companies must go beyond broad DE&I commitments, announcements or pronouncements. In order to be successful, corporate management teams must measure DE&I output as they would any other strategic priority.

So how do we assess the impact of diversity, equity, and inclusion goals? At Ariel, we push ourselves, our clients and our portfolio companies to use a proprietary framework called: “The Three Ps”: People, Purchasing, and Philanthropy.

Each episode of this conversation series focuses on these themes, bringing specific calls-to-action for companies and individuals alike. Please feel free to listen in or read takeaways from each discussion:

About Ariel Investments

Ariel Investments, LLC is a global value-based asset management firm founded in 1983. Ariel is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York City, San Francisco, and Sydney. As of December 31, 2021, Ariel’s firm-wide assets under management totaled approximately $18.3 billion, which includes $873.7 million in assets from Ariel Alternatives, a subsidiary of Ariel Investments. Ariel serves individual and institutional investors through five no-load mutual funds and nine separate account strategies. For more information, please visit Ariel’s website at

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