Today, in our current political and social environment, the demand to invest in undercapitalized Black and Brown communities resonates with particular urgency – and for good reasons. In the U.S. alone, white families have accumulated seven times more wealth than Black families and five times more than Latinx families, and during the pandemic twice as many Black-owned as white-owned businesses have been forced to close.
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.
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!
While traditionally defined as more pragmatic and rational than their Millennial peers, Gen Zers came onto the scene a handful of years ago with an energy, enthusiasm and a demand for the world to acknowledge that change needs to happen – and fast. Yet, the passionate generation was thrusted into a new series of increasingly urgent crises – from a global pandemic to calls for racial justice in the United States.
Ecofin is a sustainable investing specialist dedicated to climate action, social impact and water.
First, climate action is the drive to reduce emissions, and includes both the energy transition and waste transition. This means conventional categories such as solar, wind, hydro and batteries, in addition to the electrification of transport, energy efficiency, waste-to-value (recycling) and waste-to-energy (cleaner fuels such as renewable natural gas).
As White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy espouses, we need to think in systemic terms when tackling our collective challenges — COVID, economic downturn, seeking social justice to heal racism, and climate change — these are all challenges that must be approached together. Our best guides — environmentally, socially, in governance practices and economically — are still our Indigenous brothers and sisters.
GOLETA, Calif., June 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories, today announced the recipients of their annual $500,000 donation to support social and racial justice, along with a comprehensive year in review of their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) corporate initiatives.
Dr. Mai Nguyen talks about the power of design thinking and how it’s being applied to financial institutions like credit unions to advance economic empowerment and social justice. Director of the Design Lab at UCSD and a Filene Research Institute Fellow, Mai has dedicated her career to addressing systemic discrimination and policies that create inequities in access to capital, housing, and more.