The intersection of a global pandemic and reinvigorated demands for racial equity and social justice has created a gut-check moment for communities across the country, one that calls for a “new model” of place-based philanthropy. Now is the time to re-imagine a community and economy that work for all and re-invest to make them happen.
Klaus Schwab @ World Economic Forum | Thierry Malleret @ Monthly Barometer
Already, in barely six months, the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged our world in its entirety — and each of us individually — into the most challenging times we’ve faced in generations.
It is a defining moment — we will be dealing with its fallout for years, and many things will change forever. It has wrought (and will continue to do so) economic disruption of monumental proportions, creating risk and volatility on multiple fronts — political, social, geopolitical — while exacerbating deep concerns about the environment and also extending the reach of technology into our lives.
Recent events have shown us that racism is still very much alive, and that people are hungry to make a difference — but many are unsure how. And employees, consumers and communities are looking to companies to lead the way and go beyond performative measures to drive change. So, how can companies take concrete action to address racism?
HAMILTON, Bermuda, July 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ –Bombay Sapphire, the world’s number one premium gin by volume and value, announces its collaboration with contemporary Chicago artist Hebru Brantley to launch its first-ever artist-designed bottle in North America. As an extension of Stir Creativity, the global platform from Bombay Sapphire, the new Hebru Brantley Limited Edition bottle embodies the brand’s mission to inspire and awaken creative potential within everyone.
By Jennifer Boynton, Corporate Social Responsibility Content Strategist
Cisco’s Chairman and CEO, Chuck Robbins, opened his June 1st all-company check-in by admitting he’s leading through uncharted waters. Cisco had held regular weekly check-ins since shelter-in-place orders began in March, to support employees, share information, and answer questions. But this meeting was different. It was a 90-minute “teach-in,” scheduled quickly in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the resulting nationwide protests.
10 actions to help people stand up against racism and social injustice
Recent events involving racial inequity and injustice have shown us that racism is still very much alive. Change starts with each of us and we can play a role in addressing the far-too-prevalent discrimination against Black individuals—both now and in the future, forever.
Some companies are helping their people take action. And many are looking to strengthen their existing diversity and inclusion programs to create long-term, collective impact.
By Jen Palmer, Pride & Allies Network Chair; Danielle Ogieguata, Multicultural Network Co-Chair; and Jerry Williams, Multicultural Network Co-Chair
For Team Magenta, June is usually a month of rainbows.
It’s Pride month, and any other year at T-Mobile, our teams would be right in the middle of organizing parade attendance — scheduling, arranging transportation, and making sure employees are equipped with magenta and rainbow flags, fans, t-shirts, tutus, cowbells and more to celebrate. We’d have thousands of our employees make a strong showing at Pride celebrations across the country.
STATEMENT BY TIM MOHIN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF GLOBAL REPORTING INITIATIVE (GRI)
“In recent weeks we have seen a tipping point reached – and passed – in the Black Lives Matter movement. As protests have spread around the world, they have ignited demands for equality and an end to systemic racial bias in all its forms. Organizations are rightly being pressed to set out how they are responding to this call – and the need for transparency has never been higher.