Driving systemic change in business, culture and society. Driving systemic change in business, culture and society.


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  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion is a critical focus for Forbes and the entire leadership team. We understand the value and importance of building more diverse teams, while also ensuring we’re creating a more inclusive and equitable workplace together.
  • Our diverse employee population in 2021 grew by 17% through the efforts of recruitment and retention. In addition, our overall diversity representation grew from 27% in 2020 to 30% in 2021.
  • Initiatives and programs that continue to drive these conversations for Forbes:
    • Further establishing the HBCU Scholar Journalists Program (formerly Forbes Fellowship Program) and HBCU Journalist Academy – creating a pipeline of HBCU-sourced business journalists for the Forbes newsroom and beyond. To date, we have sourced 10 student journalists from Morehouse, Howard, Rust, North Carolina A&T, Clark Atlanta, and Hampton University.
    • Offering McKinsey’s Executive Leadership Training to diverse rising leaders in our newsroom. This year 6 leaders from our editorial team have been selected to participate.
    • Launching Forbes+ and further establishing ForbesBLK: Over the past year, we’ve added a business resource group, Forbes+, to support the LGBTQIA+ employee base. Both of our BRGs, Forbes+ and ForbesBLK are key resources for creating belonging, supporting inclusivity, as well as offering our employees a safe community to amplify their voices, while providing education and programming to Forbes.
    • Developing a strategic partnership with the Journalism Diversity Fund to create a robust source for diverse editorial interns and entry-level reporters for our UK office.
    • Continuing partnerships with organizations including the National Association of Black Journalists, Asian American Journalist Association, The Association of LGBTQ Journalists,? National Association for Hispanic Journalists and New York Women in Communications.
    • Further establishing For(bes) the Culture: In 2021 we launched For(bes) the Culture’s first list “FTC 50 Champions,” and “Culturally Accountable Summit”
      • The FTC 50 Champions honors Black and Brown industry leaders for their outstanding impact and service in underserved communities. From tech innovators and TV executives to social justice activists and physicists, these 50 Champions are not only excelling in their fields, but they’re using their platforms to actively shift the narrative of overlooked and underserved communities.
      • The “Culturally Accountable Summit” now in its second year, focused on cultural accountability as it relates to building wealth within the Black and Brown communities. Attendees — who are entrepreneurs, community builders, and corporate professionals, left the summit with concrete wealth-building concepts that drove a paradigm shift in the way we think about our money and what it can do for us.
    • Launching the “State of Black Entrepreneurship” initiative including the Culture X series, Industry Check-Ins, The New Black Wallstreet video and post, our Beyond Black History Month Video and Black Future Month. This year, we’re calling it our State of Black Entrepreneurship hub – building on Culture X, adding an editorial series called Black Capital which launches in April and building out the New Black Wallstreet video series;
    • Forbes wanted to support and recognize another critical group of trailblazers. In 2021, the world’s largest business media brand unveiled the inaugural 50 Over 50 list, celebrating 50 distinguished women over 50 years of age at the height of their powers. The list was released in partnership with Mika Brzezinski and her “Know Your Value” movement.
    • Continuing to grow our R&I Practice which unites marketers with leading voices to challenge systems & processes for true equity
    • Establishing Forbes BrandVoiceEQ– to date, we’ve highlighted 17 organizations including Grads for Life, Year Up, iMentor, Moms Helping Moms Foundation and UNICEF;
    • Convening communities and leading conversations through live events like the 30/50 Summit to mark International Women’s Day (held internationally in Abu Dhabi), Equal Pay & Equity In Action event, Power Women’s Summit, A Toast to Equity: Reviewing Our Progress and Recommitting to a Fairer Future event, and #CultureTalks;
    • Donating valuable space across our platforms to the Ad Council’s COVID-19 Vaccine initiative and the Ad Council’s Fight Virus Bias campaign.

?We are committed to growing leaders within our own organization, and we’re implementing more tools and benefits to help everyone develop in their careers, as well as offering resources to create a culture of conscious inclusion. The “Forbes Forward” learning paths weave in courses throughout our employee’s learning journey to support our objectives in fostering inclusion and belonging, which is just as important as diversifying our talent pool.?


  • Forbes’ paper mill is extremely focused on sustainable forestry and environmentally-friendly paper manufacturing.??
  • Forbes also uses Enviro/Tech inks, a special blend of plant-based formula that have a renewable resource content.
  • A dedicated channel on Forbes.com to Sustainability
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    • The lights in offices and conference rooms shut off if the system doesn’t detect movement for a certain amount of time.
    • Forbes takes measures to integrate environmental concerns and impacts into its decision-making and activities, including minimizing waste and energy use.”
    • All trash removed is recycled.
    • All water sources and air sources are filtered.
    • All air units and lighting are turned off during weekends and overnight.
    • We have a building management system in place to control all temperature levels throughout the floors.
    • A percentage of electricity used is from solar and wind.
    • We recycle all of our technology with an authorized vendor for the disposal of electronic equipment.
    • We use high-efficiency LED lighting throughout the floors.?
    • Our office has high-density merf 14 filters for the air handlers and water filters on all our drinkable water sources.


Giving Back

  • Dedicated slack channel #passion-projects to showcase charitable causes Forbes colleagues participate in outside of work and encourage involvement
  • Forbes GivesBack plan gives regular, full-time employees the opportunity to become a philanthropist and seamlessly support charitable programs important to them via convenient payroll deductions
  • Regular, full-time employees receive 3 days of impact to use to volunteer or give back to an organization of their choosing
  • As part of Forbes Summer of Impact initiative, in 2021, we made a donation and partnered with the following non-profit organizations to drive virtual employee volunteer engagement:
  1. Knock Knock Give a Sock – https://knockknockgiveasock.org/
  2. ?Jersey Cares – https://www.jerseycares.org/
  3. Girls Write Now – https://girlswritenow.org/
  4. Suit Up – https://www.volunteersuitup.com/
  5. Community Word Project – https://communitywordproject.org/

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The One Free Press Coalition uses the collective audiences of member organizations to stand up for journalists under attack for pursuing the truth worldwide. Members who committed to using their powerful platforms to raise awareness of journalists under attack include: Al Jazeera, The Associated Press, Bloomberg News, The Boston Globe, De Standaard, EURACTIV, Financial Times, Forbes, HuffPost, Le Temps, Reuters, Süddesutsche Zeitung, Time, The Washington Post and Yahoo News. The One Free Press Coalition partners with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) to identify the most-urgent press freedom cases across the globe.

The Coalition conceives and shares a list of the most urgent press freedom cases, highlighting journalists who are incarcerated, under threat and/or facing injustice.

Ethical Responsibility

  • Forbes is committed to complying with all applicable laws, regulations, and other legal requirements and to operating in a manner that reflects high ethical standards at all times.? Every employee is responsible for upholding the Company’s reputation and conducting themselves legally and ethically at all times. Employees are expected to seek guidance or raise concerns to the leadership team at Forbes related to potential violations of the law or company policies.
  • Forbes expects its business partners to share its commitment to human rights and equal opportunity in the workplace and conduct their employment practices in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and to treat them with dignity and respect.


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