“I’m not supposed to be here,” says Tanesha Grant, founder of Parents Supporting Parents NYC, a nonprofit aiming to help New York City kids bridge the digital divide. “I was supposed to be that left-behind child, a foster child, but I’m here, lifting my voice and lending my experience with school as a Black woman in this country.”
After a groundswell of corporate support for social justice in 2020, the hard work of action begins. But, what does it mean for a company to make good on its commitments to equity and social justice, from the way it treats employees to its overall impact on society?
Why the company’s commitment to racial, social, and environmental justice was key to him joining.
By Leigh-Ann Jackson
Over the past 20 years, Ron Guerrier has served as Chief Information Officer for multiple Fortune 500 firms, as well as the State of Illinois. No matter the post, he’s been driven by a desire to promote equality in the tech field and beyond. In September, the Chicago-based innovator stepped into the CIO role at HP, with the goal of building out its IT organization and overseeing company-wide digitization. But he’s also eager to further the company’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The belief that anything is possible has always driven me in my career. From the day I arrived at HP as an engineering intern, I learned that if you can imagine it, you can achieve it—as long as you put in the work. And looking back on the storied history of our company, I can point to many examples where people have turned moments of inspiration into groundbreaking innovation.
For all the heartache and hardship that the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked on humanity, climate change remains the greatest existential threat to our planet. And as we approach the commemoration of Earth Day, the need for climate action has never been more urgent.
Combating our climate crisis is an unprecedented challenge, and this coming decade will prove decisive. I am optimistic that we can meet this challenge, but it will require every country and every organization to step up and show leadership.
Outlines broad plans to combat climate change focused on carbon emissions, circularity and forests. Introduces climate partnerships to extend impact ranging from ocean conservation to forest restoration.