Racial Justice

Heeding the Call: Investing in Justice and a Livable Future

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 by Amanda Joseph, Calvet Impact

At the start of each New Year, it is the Jewish tradition to sound the shofar. The ancient cry of the ram’s horn calls upon us to awaken, to take stock of our actions (and inaction), and to move forward into the new year with conviction and commitment to do better as individuals and as communities, pursuing acts of justice, compassion, and righteousness.

The ESG Industry's Strong Foundation and Bright Future

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by Tim Smith, Boston Trust Walden

In light of my forthcoming retirement in December 2022, I am especially pleased to be included in this 30th anniversary issue of GreenMoney. It has been a tremendous privilege to be embedded in the evolution of ESG Investing for 50 years, first at ICCR and then at Boston Trust Walden.

Influencing Our Ecosystem To Promote Racial Justice

by Clayton Naidoo
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This blog was written by Stephanie Y. Moore and Curshanda Cusseaux Woods. Stephanie Y. Moore is a Director of Government Affairs at Cisco and leads Cisco’s social justice advocacy with federal policymakers for Action 1, Influence Ecosystem. Curshanda Cusseaux Woods is a Community Impact Manager at Cisco where she oversees the Cisco Black Equity Grant program, social justice sponsorships, and employee engagement for Action 1, Influence Ecosystem.

Pro Bono Perspectives Season 3 Finale: 3 Ways You Can Be a Force for Good in 2022

With Host Danielle Holly
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2021 was a year of transformation, defined by society’s continued reckoning with racism, the pandemic, climate change, and the Great Resignation. These issues underscored how pervasive inequity is and why centering the voices of those impacted by social challenges unlocks the most effective, sustainable solutions. In the Season 3 finale of Pro Bono Perspectives, host Danielle Holly highlights three ways you can be a force for good in the new year.

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Pro Bono Perspectives S3E24: Teresa Pelletier, Fidelity Investments & Wendy Matheny, Ichor Strategies

How to Build True, Transformative Corporate-Community Partnerships
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Get an inside look at the tactics top companies are using to build more inclusive, equitable culture and support the fight against racism in their communities. Find out how your organization can move from transactional to transformative change and strengthen employee and customer loyalty in the process. Plus, as we approach the end of year giving season, learn what equity-minded philanthropy and service look like and how they drive stronger results for nonprofits and their causes.

Green Bond-anza: Making Sense of the Categories

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By Benjamin J. Bailey, Praxis Mutual Funds & Everence Financial

With the recent announcement that the European Union will begin issuing green bonds starting in October of 2021 and predictions that have annual green bond issuance hitting $1 trillion by 2023, many have been left wondering: “What exactly is a green bond?”

How ViacomCBS Is Advancing Social and Racial Justice

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We are committed to serving the needs of our audiences. That responsibility only intensified in 2020 as a cultural reckoning led us to confront systemic racism and bias in our country and to reexamine our role in making diversity, inclusion and equity a reality for everyone.

In our fight against hate, we have activated new partnerships, invested deeply in existing relationships and—together with our employees, who have made proof of their ceaseless passion, resiliency and ingenuity—are taking a 360-degree approach to how we conduct business and serve our communities.

2021 Rocket Social/ACCP Research: Impact of COVID-19 and the Racial Justice Movement on CSR

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It’s been 18 months and the global pandemic, alongside deep social and political unrest, remains central in the daily lives of most people around the world. Recently, Realized Worth had the opportunity to speak with the CEO of ACCP about their research on the impact of COVID-19 and the racial justice movement on corporate social responsibility. What we learned was encouraging!

Skills-Based Volunteers Strengthen Racial Equity Nonprofits

The Allstate Foundation joins Common Impact for a countrywide day of skills-based volunteering
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BROOKLYN, N.Y. and NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - – A new partnership between Common Impact, the nonprofit pioneer in skills-based volunteering, and The Allstate Foundation aims to provide big help for racial equity nonprofits. On June 23, Allstate professionals across the country will collaborate with nonprofits dedicated to building a more equitable society for The Allstate Foundation Day of Service to Advance Racial Equity.

PNC Foundation to Partner With Sesame Workshop To Address Racial Justice Through $6.2 Million Grant

Building on a 17-year partnership, Sesame and PNC aim to equip young children to envision a brighter future without racism.
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PITTSBURGH, May 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- The PNC Foundation and Sesame Workshop announced today a $6.2 million initiative to address racial justice through early childhood education. Funded by the PNC Foundation and building on the thriving and impactful 17-year partnership between Sesame Workshop and PNC Grow Up Great®, the newest phase of this collaboration will focus on racial justice and providing children with the foundation for kindness, fairness, and respect, in the critical early years of child development.

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