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.
The Social Impact Leadership Conference (SILC) may have looked a little different this year, but it was no less inspiring. Hundreds of CSR leaders joined together virtually over three days to share best practices, discuss strategies, and inspire one another to continue making incredible happen.
How employees around the world have found new ways to give back for the company’s annual day of service.
By Crystal Barnes
For 23 consecutive years, thousands of Viacom employees have gathered at hundreds of sites around the world to rebuild and re-energize their communities in an outpouring of goodwill that was called “Viacommunity Day.” When Viacomjoined forces with CBS—whose employees had their own decades-long history of giving back—last December, we looked forward to uniting and enhancing our traditions under the ViacomCBS umbrella this spring.
At Pentair, we believe employees are our greatest resource, and collectively, can also make a difference in the communities where we live and work. In response to COVID-19 and in an effort to continue to support employee volunteerism, Pentair enhanced its matching gift program to include virtual volunteerism. To launch the new program, Pentair employees across the U.S. participated in a virtual event during the week of June 8, creating “care cards” to brighten the day of seniors and hospitalized kids.
NortonLifeLock is recognized as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in America
By Kim Allman | Head of Corporate Responsibility and Government Affairs
NortonLifeLock is proud to be named a 2020 honoree of The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light designed to identify and honor the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States. The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills, and resources to impact their communities.
A message from Pentair's Executive Leadership Team
The events of the past few weeks, including George Floyd’s terrible death and the many that preceded it, have forced us to confront the fact that systemic injustice and racism persist. The bias and racism that exist in our society have divided our communities and disenfranchised African Americans for too long. As a nation, we have a long way to go, and as individuals and as corporations, we can no longer wait for things to change, we must create the change.
Founder and CEO Bryan de Lottinville assumes Executive Chairperson position and Andrew Huddart joins as CEO
CALGARY, Alberta, June 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that Andrew Huddart has joined Benevity as Chief Executive Officer. Andrew is Benevity’s first successor to founder Bryan de Lottinville who has transitioned into a new role as Executive Chairperson of the Board of Directors.
A note from Benevity Founder and Chairman, Bryan de Lottinville
I don’t profess to be a civil rights activist, nor particularly informed on this issue. I can’t pretend to know what it’s like to be Black or Brown or otherwise marginalized, or to have to fear for my life in even the most innocuous of interactions. The worst I’ve ever been is poor. Subsidized education and likely my whiteness helped me evolve to the ‘entitled but empathetic spectator’ status that I hold. But on this topic, I’m forlorn. I’m heartbroken. I’m embarrassed. I’m ashamed. And I know that I’m not alone in feeling that way. After all, as we say at Benevity, We Are We.
As you begin the challenging process of opening up your offices, stores and facilities, or bringing your people back from furlough, it will be critical to foster belonging, inclusion and cultural safety. There’s a strong correlation between a sense of belonging at work, and commitment and motivation.
Your employees may be feeling some stress and anxiety, so their wellbeing is likely your top priority as you work to ensure both your people and your business thrive.