The Ethos Lever Model: DEI , Explained
The Ethos Lever Model utilizes fourteen different “Levers” by which an organization can make an impact. Each Lever serves a real opportunity to create value - but when strategically pulled together, result in a powerful and cohesive Social Impact strategy.
In this blog series, the Ethos team breaks down each Lever - complete with expanded definitions and real-life examples - so you can best understand how to pull the right Levers through your organization's social impact work. See all 14 Levers here.
The DEI Lever refers to programs and policies that support diversity, equity, and inclusion. An organization can’t be truly impactful without DEI – it is fundamental to social impact success.
- If you want to get DEI right, you must measure it, manage it, and stay accountable to your goals.
- As always, create (and utilize) criteria to ensure DEI efforts are strategically integrated – as a starting point, all DEI initiatives should align with at least one other Lever.
For real-life examples of DEI done well, check out Mogul’s comprehensive list of 2022’s Top 100 Companies with the Best DEI Initiatives.