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Asia Society names best employers of Asian Pacific Americans

/ 01:51 AM June 12, 2014


• Goldman Sachs wins “Overall Best Employer for Asian Pacific Americans” for second time in a row

KPMG also takes top spots in annual Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Awards


NEW YORK, New York – Asia Society named Goldman Sachs and KPMG the best corporate employers of “Asian Pacific American talent” and for being at the forefront of promoting global diversity.

This year’s winners were selected based on the quality of their APA programs as well as the results from their employee surveys, which made up Asia Society’s “2014 Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey.”


Asia Society, a pan-Asian organization working to strengthen relationships between the United States and Asia, feted the winners of the Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Awards on June 9 at Asia Society’s 6th Diversity Leadership Forum at Time Warner Center.

“The corporate awards not only highlight company activities in support of diversity and APA leadership, but also stress the importance of developing the APA workforce and the impact this may bring to companies,” said Asia Society Executive Director Dr. Michael Kulma. “We commend all winners for their amazing work as well as those companies that exhibit best practices and noteworthy support to the APA community.”

For the second time in a row, Goldman Sachs won the top honor as “Overall Best Employer for Asian Pacific Americans” for providing an inclusive work environment for Asian Pacific American talent.

“This important recognition reflects the commitment to diversity shared by our entire team as we serve our clients and communities,” said Chris Kojima, managing director and senior sponsor of Goldman Sachs’ Asian Professionals Network.

The company also scored the top spots for “Best Company for Support of the APA Community” and “Best Company for Promoting APAs into Senior Leadership Positions.”

KPMG was named the “Best Company for Asian Pacific Americans to develop Workforce Skills” also for the second time in a row.

Asia Society also honored companies with noteworthy and distinguishable performances, such as Colgate-Palmolive, Freddie Mac, General Electric, Marriott, New York Life and Pfizer.


Below is the full list of Award Winners, Distinguished Performance, and Best Practice Companies for 2014:

Best in Class

Overall Best Employer for Asian Pacific Americans — Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Best Company for Support of the Asian Pacific American Community — Goldman, Sachs & Co.;

Distinguished Performance — AT&T

Best Company for Promoting Asian Pacific Americans into Senior Leadership Positions— Sachs & Co.; Distinguished Performance– Colgate-Palmolive

Best Company for Asian Pacific Americans to Develop Workforce Skills – KPMG; Distinguished Performance — Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Colgate-Palmolive

Best Company for Marketing and Appealing to Asian Pacific Americans — Medtronic

Best Company for Mentoring — AT&T; Distinguished Performance — KPMG; GE

Best Company with the Most Innovative Practices — BNY Mellon; Distinguished Performance — GE

Best Practices –MentoringKPMG; AT&T; Sponsorship — Pfizer; KPMG; and Goldman, Sachs & Co; Diversity — AT&T; BNY Mellon; Recruitment and Selection – Marriott; Retention Efforts — GE; BNY Mellon; Employee Growth and Advancement — KPMG; Goldman, Sachs & Co.; and Freddie Mac; P&L Leadership — GE; KPMG; and Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Support for the Community — AT&T; Marriott; and Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Market Opportunities — Medtronic; Marriott; and NY Life.

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