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Study finds GTA companies lag in supplier diversity programs

“The Toronto-based Maytree Foundation is trying to coax the region’s biggest corporations towards policies favouring suppliers owned and run by visible minorities. It has its work cut out for it.  A study by University of Manitoba Professor Paul Larson found that Toronto’s corporations lagged far behind their American counterparts in making minority-owned business partners a priority: While more than 77 per cent of Chicago’s biggest businesses had supplier diversity programs in place, about 23 per cent of their Toronto counterparts had similar initiatives in place…”

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