TORONTO, July 22, 2020 /CNW/ - Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), one of Canada's leading public relations firms, is proud to support the BlackNorth Initiative, The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism.
The BlackNorth Initiative embraces a business-centric approach to identify and address systemic anti-Black racism. H+K is proud to be named their pro bono public relations agency of record, supporting with the initiative, its board and committees.
Further, H+K shares the vision and values of the initiative. Sheila Wisniewski, President + CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies (Canada) has signed the pledge, and has committed to creating real change, dismantling anti-Black racism and achieving hiring and executive targets internally. At a minimum, 3.5% of executive roles at H+K in Canada will be held by Black leaders by 2025.
"We have a responsibility to the communities and clients we serve to create opportunities for Black leaders in Canadian businesses ? starting with our own," said Sheila Wisniewski, President + CEO.
Alongside the BlackNorth Initiative, and the collective pledges of supporter organizations, H+K is committed to creating real measurable change.
About Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is a public relations and public affairs consultancy providing services to local, multinational and global clients from its eight offices across the country.
H+K works with clients to solve complex communications and build long-term, sustainable and shared business value by driving growth, building reputation and protecting against risk.
H+K offers deep sector knowledge in health + wellness, technology, government + public sector, energy + industrials, consumer packaged goods, financial + professional services, food + drink, retail + leisure and sports.
Globally, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc., has offices in more than 40 countries as well as an extensive associate network; and it is a member of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), one of the world's largest communications services groups.
About the BlackNorth Initiative
The BlackNorth Initiative was created by The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism to combat anti-Black systemic racism in Corporate Canada. The initiative challenges senior Canadian business leaders to commit their companies to specific actions and targets designed to end anti-Black systemic racism and create opportunities for all of those in the underrepresented BIPOC community.
SOURCE Hill+Knowlton Strategies