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New Employee Data Reveals the Gap Between Ambition and Action in How Companies Address Racial Justice and Equity

Only 26% of employees believe their employer has fulfilled most of its public commitments; nearly 40% would likely quit their job if their company did not prioritize social or racial justice
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CALGARY, Alberta, June 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Just ahead of Juneteenth, Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today released results from a survey commissioned to assess employee sentiment on companies’ commitments to address racial justice and equity.

CECP's DEI Journey: Leading With Humility

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As we commemorate the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd which occurred on May 25, 2020, we have seen this killing spark a national reckoning, a burning in our hearts as we call for action, and a beacon of light in the movement for racial justice. CECP reflects on our journey made both inside our organization and with our coalition companies. We are also looking to the hard work that lies ahead.

UPS Longitudes | Sustainable Development in a Post-COVID World

Penny Naas @ UPS
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This year has unleashed an onslaught of global challenges: natural disasters, economic volatility, social protests and a pandemic that has upended our way of life and illuminated longstanding inequities. 

At the same time, as we begin to look to the future, we see some bright spots in terms of how companies are looking at the lessons from the past few months. Corporations have an opportunity to change the status quo, question decisions and start with a clean slate to develop more sustainable and equitable work policies, processes, products and investments.

Bringing Healing and Justice to Portland's Black Community

By Cameron Whitten, Founder and CEO of Brown Hope
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It’s been just over three months since George Floyd was murdered. When I first heard of his death,  I honestly didn’t expect much to happen. As a longtime Black Lives Matter activist, I anticipated the usual hashtags, maybe a rally or two, and plenty of thoughts and prayers. 

Instead, we’ve seen George’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna’s words come true. “Daddy changed the world.”

UPS Horizons Newsletter | Accelerating Sustainable Solutions

Sustainability Insights and Updates | Fall 2020
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Accelerating Sustainable Solutions

By Suzanne Lindsay-Walker

UPS Chief Sustainability Officer

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Accelerating Sustainable Solutions

By Suzanne Lindsay-Walker

UPS Chief Sustainability Officer

The National Diversity Council Announces Juneteenth Launch of the Coalition for Racial Justice & Equity in Solidarity With Communities Affected by Systemic Racism

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HOUSTON, June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/-The National Coalition for Racial Justice & Equity (NCRJE), an initiative of the National Diversity Council, will launch to the public on Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. A special announcement will be made by National Diversity Council CEO, Angeles Valenciano during a virtual meeting, “A Conversation with Dr. George Wright: The Significance of the Juneteenth Celebration in the United States,” on June 19, 2020 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CST. 

CEO Letter to the Black & Veatch Community

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Dear Colleagues,

Words seem to fall short when trying to address the pain and frustration that so many are feeling right now with the racial injustices happening across the United States, particularly within our black community. The senseless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor are just the most recent heart-breaking examples of far too many others. My heart goes out to the families of these victims and to our professionals hurting from the loss of life and the continued violence happening in this country and globally.

Duke Energy Pledges $1 Million in Grants to Support Social Justice and Racial Equity

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy, through its foundation, is pledging $1 million to nonprofit organizations committed to social justice and racial equity.

Grants will be distributed across seven states where the company has electric and gas customers – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

UPS Calls for Justice and Reform to Advance Equality

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June 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it is stepping up its actions in support of justice, reform and equality for Black Americans in response to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others.

HP's CEO on Diversity, Equality, and Social Justice

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, we must find new ways to achieve progress — as companies, as communities, and as individuals.
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There’s something on my mind that I wanted to share as we head into the weekend.

It stems from the scenes we’ve watched unfold in Minneapolis this week, which have been a stark reminder of how much progress must still be made toward treating everyone with the fairness, dignity, and humanity they deserve.

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