The future of commerce needs more diverse voices, Shopify COO says

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Source: CNBC

By Tyler Clifford

KEY POINTS
  • “We stand with our black merchants, our black employees and the black community worldwide,” Shopify COO Harley Finkelstein told CNBC.
  • “We believe the future of commerce needs to have diverse voices, more voices not fewer,” he said in a “Mad Money” interview in response to civil unrest in America.
  • “Our mission from day one has been to level that playing field, and it feels more important now than ever before to do that,” he said.

Shopify stands in solidarity with black communities around the globe and sees that the need for diversity and inclusion in business is needed now more than ever before, COO Harley Finkelstein told CNBC Thursday.

Shopify, an e-commerce platform that helps outfit businesses with online storefronts, was founded to help level the playing field in the business world and stands for equality, he said in a “Mad Money” interview.

“We stand with our black merchants, our black employees and the black community worldwide,” Finkelstein said in his discussion with Jim Cramer.

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