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Black & Veatch CEO Commits Global EPC Company to Quest for Greater Disabilities-Related Inclusiveness

Steve Edwards’ commitment coincides with 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 24 July 2020 /3BL Media/ – Coinciding with this year’s 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Black & Veatch CEO Steve Edwards has joined a group’s global campaign to enlist 500 companies to make greater inclusion of special needs employees a priority.

A Personal Journey to Make Science More Inclusive


Throughout my education and during the first decade of my career as a clinical pharmacologist, I carried a huge burden. Around classmates and colleagues, I held a secret about who I really was – I was in the closet.

I hid this part of my identity because, like many LGBTQ+ individuals, I feared that my sexual orientation would limit or even jeopardize my career. When I began my scientific training, I didn’t have any openly gay role models to consult or rely upon. Without a well-defined path forward, it made me question what my future in science would be.

Bloomberg New Voices Initiative Expands to Add Cohort of Black Executives in the United States

Press Release

During a virtual event today, Bloomberg announced the New Voices media training program will add a cohort of Black executives in the United States.

Introducing the 2020 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows

Meet the next generation of filmmakers bringing untold stories to life.

Creativity plays a crucial role in how we tell our stories, and it’s never been more important to elevate new voices, particularly in a medium like film. For the past five years, we’ve partnered with Sundance Institute with the common vision of inspiring creativity and bringing stories from the next generation of filmmakers to life. We are proud to be a founding partner of the Sundance Ignite Fellowship program, empowering a new wave of emerging, diverse voices with the tools, mentorship and resources needed to tell their stories.

Merck Receives Top Score of 100 on 2020 Disability Equality Index


For the sixth year in a row, Merck has been recognized as a Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, receiving a score of 100% on the 2020 Disability Equality Index (DEI). This is the third year that the company has earned a top score in the DEI ratings.  

Merck named Employer of the Year by Disability:IN


Merck has been recognized by Disability:IN® as the 2020 Employer of the Year for its exemplary policies, strategies and initiatives that have resulted in measurable results in areas of disability inclusiveness in the workplace, marketplace and supply chain.   

United Airlines Named a Top Company for Disability Inclusion for Fifth Consecutive Year

Press Release

CHICAGO, July 15, 2020 /3BL Media/-- United Airlines was recognized for the fifth consecutive year as a top-scoring company and best place to work for disability inclusion with a perfect score of 100 on the 2020 Disability Equality Index (DEI). The 2020 DEI measured United's inclusion criteria including: culture & leadership; enterprise-wide access; employment practices; community engagement and supplier diversity.

PNC Announces Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, New Members of Executive Committee

Newly created role will be instrumental in executing the bank’s $1 billion commitment to combat systemic racism and support economic empowerment of African Americans and low-and moderate-income communities.
Press Release

July 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) announced that Richard K. Bynum has been named Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, a newly created role. In addition, Carole Brown will be Head of PNC’s Asset Management Group (AMG). Both Brown and Bynum join the Executive Committee and will report to Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer William S. Demchak.

Silence "Not an Option Anymore” - the Industry's Pledge to Diversity

Multimedia with summary

Our president for EMEA, Teresa Parker shares her insights on diversity and how financial institutions can play their part in making the industry more inclusive.

Read the piece by Perle Battistella from Global Investor Group

NRG Energy Supports Houston Area Urban League Toward Combatting Racial Inequities, Injustice and Related Violence

Press Release

July 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ On June 30th, the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) announced that it will be the recipient of a $25,000 donation from NRG Energy, parent company to Reliant and part of a $1 million donation toward organizations and initiatives such as HAUL that combat racial inequalities, injustice and related violence.


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