The board of the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) adopted a resolution on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) last week at its Co-op IMPACT Conference.
CUNA worked closely with the NCBA CLUSA Board on their resolution and it comes on the heels of the CUNA Board of Directors approving a resolution to include diversity, equity and inclusion as a shared credit union cooperative principle.
Credit unions are well represented on the NCBA CLUSA Board by Jill Tomalin, CUNA Chief Operating Officer, Joe Bergeron, President/CEO of Association of Vermont Credit Unions, and Carla Decker, President and CEO of DC Credit Union, who also serves at the Vice Chair of NCBA CLUSA. CUNA has been a leader on DEI within the credit union movement, is a driving force behind a wider embrace of DEI among all cooperatives and will continue to lend encouragement as the international community considers next steps.
The resolution notes that the NCBA CLUSA Board “supports efforts to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion are clearly understood and enacted priorities within our shared Cooperative Values and Principles, and hereby authorizes the leadership of NCBA CLUSA to engage with the leadership of the International Cooperative Alliance toward this end.”