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HBR: The 10 Commitments Companies Must Make to Advance Racial Justice

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“In the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death in Minneapolis, major corporations have been voicing their support for racial justice in the United States. But we are way past the point when words alone suffice. Actions are needed. Corporations can and should make 10 concrete commitments to achieving racial equity in their workplaces and society.”

- Mark Kramer, co-founder and managing director, FSG

SSIR: Big Structural Change

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FSG co-founder and managing director Mark Kramer reviews Rebecca Henderson’s Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire, which outlines five ways we can reform capitalism to overcome climate change, inequality, and the collapse of democracy.

SSIR: How Foundations Can Make Progress on Long-Term Social Change Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

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By learning from this crisis and others before it, foundations can do more—individually and as an alliance—to identify and prepare themselves and their partners for major threats in the future and their impact on long-term efforts to solve serious social problems. Doing so will help ensure that the opportunities for innovative solutions created by a crisis today become the building blocks of a more just world tomorrow.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E5: Cecily Joseph, Net Impact

How to Embrace DEI in the Tech Sector and Beyond
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This week on Pro Bono Perspectives, host Danielle Holly welcomes to the show Cecily Joseph, a CSR powerhouse with a rich career across the private and social sectors. Cecily is Chair of the Board of Directors at Net Impact and was formerly Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec and the head of its foundation. At Symantec, Cecily oversaw ESG program development and implemented initiatives focused on bringing underrepresented groups - including women and people of color - into the technology sector.

Be a Problem-Solver: On a Journey of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

by Jinny Jeong, Associate Manager, Company Services, CECP
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Ask yourself: how are you contributing to solving today’s problem? It could be something small, specific to just today, or conceptual and large with a longer time frame. While the answer may sometimes be elusive, CECP is proud to have been a trusted advisor to leading companies for over two decades, helping share best practices and insights to tackle society’s challenging problems. In the past few years, CECP has been advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practices for, and with, our companies.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E4: Jeff Senne, PwC

Make Equity a Business Priority
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PwC has been recognized time and again for its responsible business practices and its organizational culture. In this week's episode of Pro Bono Perspectives, Host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly interviews PwC Responsible Business Leader Jeff Senne, a key leader in PwC’s shift from corporate responsibility to responsible business leadership. Jeff speaks to PwC’s business imperative to create a more equitable society, which he pursues through the lens of digital inclusion.

New Blog: The Importance of Framing for Foundations Engaging on Equity

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It’s not always what you say, but how you say it. For foundations engaging in equity discussions, FSG's John Harper talks about the importance of framing in a new blog post.

Common Impact Honors Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy of Service

Upholding MLK's Values of Equality, Justice and Leadership
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Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who once said, “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” MLK Day is a federal holiday dedicated to service, honoring MLK’s commitment to addressing the deep inequities that existed – and still exist – within our society.

Advancing Equity Through Culture and Strategy

By Courtney King Murphy, Director, Strategic Partnerships, CECP
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CECP, over the past few years, has been advancing practices related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) both inside companies and with our companies’ external partnerships and community programs. In 2018, CECP released a research paper supported by the Walmart Foundation, and a group of companies continued to explore these topics through an Accelerate Community focused on Diversity and Inclusion. Simultaneously, Dr.

National Diversity Council to Host Top 50 General Counsel Dinner, Featuring Former U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder for Legal Diversity Week

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HOUSTON, October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The National Diversity Council (NDC) will host a top 50 general counsel dinner, featuring former U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder, who served from 2009-2015 under the Obama Administration. The 2019 top 50 general counsel, a distinctive list of executives, partners and professionals who impact the legal  industry will also be honored. This event will take place during NDC’s legal diversity week, at the Marriott Marquis Houston on Wednesday, October 30 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

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