At Comcast NBCUniversal, we believe that everyone should have the opportunities and resources to reach their greatest potential. The events of this past year inspired us to accelerate our efforts and double down on our commitment to create a better, more equitable world.
Comcast NBCUniversal is committed to creating a more equitable, just, and inclusive company for our employees, customers, and communities, and Pride Month provides a special opportunity to recognize the remarkable contributions of the LGBTQ community to our company and country.
At Comcast NBCUniversal, we know that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is a more innovative and successful one. Across our workforce, products, content, we embrace diversity of background, perspective, culture, and experience, and together with our partners, we have been working to fight injustice and inequity for decades. We are excited to share our 2021 Impact Report, which highlights our company’s efforts to build a more equitable and connected society.
Lift Zones Will Provide Safe Spaces with Free Internet to Help Hundreds of Low-Income Students Participate in Distance Learning
WHEELING, W.Va., June 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As part of its ongoing commitment to help connect low-income families to the Internet so they can fully participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy, Comcast today announced plans to equip the North Wheeling Community Center and the Salvation Army in Bellaire, Ohio with WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” this month. The robust WiFi coverage Comcast will provide at these centers is expected to help hundreds of low-income students get online, participate in distance learning and do their homework.
The films that comprise the Jurassic World franchise, one of the biggest in the history of cinema, share a common theme: protecting the planet and wildlife. So it made perfect sense for the cast and the crew of Jurassic World: Dominion, from Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures, to enthusiastically embrace our NBCUniversal Sustainable Production Program.
Looking back on a year that exposed long-standing inequities in our society, the Black Lives Matter movement and too many injustices continue to show us that there is much work to be done to create real and lasting change. It has been heartbreaking to witness these painful events unfold, including the murder of George Floyd.
While last summer was a pivotal moment, equity and inclusion have been deeply rooted values since our founding. And they remain defining truths of who we are and what we do.
We believe in protecting the environment where our customers and employees live and work so we have a sustainable planet now and in the future. That is why we have made the commitment to be carbon neutral by 2035 for Scope 1 and 2 emissions across our entire global operations.
To meet our goals, we are focused on:
Sourcing renewable and clean energy
We will shift to more zero carbon, renewable electricity by partnering with local utilities and investing in new renewable energy through power purchase agreements and securing renewable energy credits.
As students and families across Southern Arizona look forward to summer break, Comcast is equipping multiple locations across the greater Tucson area with WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” before the end of 2021. As part of its ongoing commitment to help connect low-income families to the Internet so they can fully participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy, Comcast is providing robust, free WiFi in nonprofit, community, and city partner locations. The Lift Zone initiative provides free connectivity inside partner centers for the next three years.
May 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Comcast today released the names of 100 Chicago and Cook County small businesses owned by people of color that will receive $10,000 grants from the Comcast RISE Investment Fund.
NEW YORK, May 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBCUniversal Local, division of NBCUniversal, today announced $3.475 million in Project Innovation grants will be presented to 100 non-profits in 11 markets.
The grantees will use the funds to help move their communities forward through programs that are helping to shape the next generation of storytellers, fostering a culture of equity and inclusion, empowering youth with the tools they need to succeed, and inspiring individuals to participate and volunteer in community engagement initiatives.