creating cultures of inclusion and stakeholder engagement




Creating Cultures of Inclusion and Stakeholder Engagement Programs that use a balanced value exchange approach to build organizations of choice for investors, customers, employees, vendors, and communities.


Culture is defined by the relationship the organization has with its stakeholders.

Relationships are defined by the value exchange propositions that organizations have with their stakeholders.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategies that create sustainable ecosystems that are measurable and drive desired outcomes integrated with business strategies.


"We treasure what we measure."

Our system drives to desired outcomes using data-based methodologies.

Our glide path approach leads to sustainable results.


The Organizational Challenges We CAN help you Address


Enhancing organizational performance through employee engagement.

Attraction and retention of talent.

Sustainable and measurable progress in Diversity and Inclusion.

Risk of disruption by stakeholders.

Mental health and addiction issues. 


What We Offer


Culture & Stakeholder ENgagement

Our core offering is an assessment of what we have identified as core conditions necessary for active and positive stakeholder engagement.

This diagnostic approach creates a sense of focus and priorities for us to recommend evidence – based solutions that will have the greatest impact on your organization.

We can also show that this targeted approach requires a much lower investment in cultural initiatives and programs than what is commonly applied with a higher return.


DiversIty, Equity, And Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives must align with broader business strategies if they are to take root and transform your culture.

Accordant combines a proven data-driven approach to establish DEI as business imperatives with operational processes to drive sustainable change across your organization.

Our approach to DEI is based on the same rigor and discipline that is used to address financial and operational issues.



The Accordant Way is an integrated approach.

It fits all pieces of the puzzle together.

Too often cultural initiatives, programs and training reside on their own, and in inconsistent silos.

Our rigorous, data-based methodology takes a systematic and strategic approach to bring together all these pieces to create a sustainable cultural shift.



We are management advisors with experience in business and academia.

We combine academic rigor with the realities of organizational dynamics and transform evidence-based research and human insights into practical business solutions.


S. Shariq yosufzai

Shariq spent over 30 years in global leadership positions at Chevron, Texaco and Caltex, including Vice President, Global Diversity, Chevron Corporation, where he was responsible for Chevron’s Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and Ombuds functions.

In 2015, Chevron received the prestigious Catalyst Award for innovative organizational approaches in the advancement of women. 

He was selected as one of the 2015 Top 50 Diversity Professionals in Industry worldwide by The Economist’s Global Diversity List and in 2017 was named among the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business by the Asian American Business Development Center.


andrew faas

Andrew is an expert in organizational dynamics, bullying, and performance optimization. He is a leader in creating strategies to develop psychologically healthy, safe, and fair workplaces.

His hands-on, dedicated approach has earned Andrew a strong reputation for fostering successful organizational transformations and shifting toxic corporate cultures.

Andrew’s book, From Bully to Bull’s-Eye: Move Your Organization Out of the Line of Fire, details his personal and administrative experiences battling against bullying and the corporate cultures that embolden it.


DR. David R. Caruso

David is the co-author of the Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) and has provided feedback to thousands of executives.  He and colleague Peter Salovey also wrote the “how-to” book, The Emotionally Intelligent Manager.


Gayle J. Gibson

Gayle was previously the head of central engineering, and chief of staff to the Chair of the Board and CEO at DuPont, where she led operating processes for the top 3 levels of leadership. 


PROF. Jochen Menges

Jochen is a leadership expert, a professor at the University of Zurich, and lecturer at the University of Cambridge, who has worked with companies like Google, L’Oreal, Microsoft and Rolls Royce. 


DR. JuliA Moeller

Julia is a Motivation and Emotion Researcher and Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Leipzig, Germany, and a Jacobs Foundation Early Career Research Fellow.


Patrick Mundt

Patrick is Executive Director of The Faas Foundation and founding member of the Yale/Faas Foundation Core Group for the Emotion Revolution in the Workplace.


PROF. Patricia Thornton

Patricia is Grand Challenge Faculty and Professor of Sociology and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University.


Roy R. Conliffe

Roy retired from Loblaw Companies Ltd and Weston Foods after 35 years, as the Executive Vice-President, Labour Relations. He also served as co-chair of the Joint Labour Management Food Retail Committee based in Washington, D.C.  


WHY accordant?

Become the organization of choice for investors, customers, talent, vendors, and communities.


“At Chevron, we used a disciplined, data-driven systematic process as part of our business strategy to achieve desired outcomes in diversity and inclusion. The Chevron Way is consistent with the Accordant model particularly on the premise that ‘we treasure what we measure’ and it is everyone’s role and responsibility to be a leader, under the principle, ‘If you see it you own it.’”

S. Shariq yosufzai

former President, Global Marketing & Vice President, Global Diversity (retired) at Chevron

"We at Club Coffee used the Accordant approach in increasing stakeholder engagement. This drove our improved performance and innovation, where we developed the world's first compostable coffee pod, and other single serve plastic free options."

john pigott

CEO at Club Coffee

“Fundamentally, the longest legacy in DuPont for its 200+ year history is Core Values of Safety & Health, Environmental Stewardship, Respect for People and Highest Ethical Behavior.  We focused on instilling and continually improving all of these Core Values in all we do.  Accordant's approach is similar to look at and improve culture in a data-driven way.”

gayle gibson

former Chief Engineer and Chief of Staff at DuPont

"During a period where there was a worldwide shortage of pharmacists, we became the employer of choice by using the Accordant approach; which enabled us to double the number of store locations in a short seven-year period."

Andrew Faas

former Executive Vice President & Management Partner at Shoppers Drug Mart

"The Accordant approach at Weston/Loblaw in developing a non-adversarial, partnership with the unions that represented our employees; gave us a distinct advantage against our competitors, most of who were non-union."

Roy Conliffe

former Executive Vice President of Labour Relations at Weston/Loblaw


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