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IWBI Launches Global Network of Advisors to Advance Health Equity Worldwide

Health Equity Advisory to further the goal of prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion
Press Release

NEW YORK, January 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute today announced the launch of its new IWBI Health Equity Advisory to help accelerate its vision for everyone to have a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. The Advisory will work to identify, codify and scale strategies  that can be used by buildings, businesses and communities around the world to help achieve this vision.

The Advisory will be led by a global group of prestigious co-chairs representing diverse areas of expertise and perspectives, including:

Duke Energy Establishes Relationship with Optus Bank to Support Minority-Owned Businesses

Summary: 
  • Duke Energy deposits $5 million into Black-owned bank headquartered in South Carolina.
  • Boosts funding to support Optus Bank’s efforts to address economic inequality and close the racial wealth gap.
Press Release
  • Duke Energy deposits $5 million into Black-owned bank headquartered in South Carolina.
  • Boosts funding to support Optus Bank’s efforts to address economic inequality and close the racial wealth gap.

The Homer Fund: Taking Care of Our People Through Tough Times

Article

2020 brought many unexpected and life-changing events, from the COVID-19 pandemic to a seemingly endless lineup of natural disasters. Through it all, The Homer Fund — a nonprofit charity funded by contributions from The Home Depot associates, for associates — offered support during times of need.

Medtronic: Equity and Opportunity for All

2020 marked a year of new partnerships and practices aimed at addressing systemic inequities in hiring and talent management.
Article

Creating better experiences for patients and customers starts with our people. A number of partnerships launched in 2020 are providing new opportunities to address systemic inequities in hiring and talent management processes, and accelerate progress in advancing inclusion, diversity and equity.

Seizing Opportunity

A Practitioner’s Guide to Supporting Market Systems Change toward Inclusion and Equity
Article

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated and highlighted the inequities that perpetuate harmful outcomes for billions of people around the globe. A growing number of voices call for global leaders to seize this crisis as an opportunity to “rebuild better.” However, this is easier said than done.

How can leaders help markets achieve systemic transformations toward inclusion and equity?

Scotiabank Makes 10-year, $500m Commitment to Foster Economic Resilience Among Disadvantaged Groups

Article

The pandemic’s uneven economic toll has highlighted the need to remove barriers that persist for some groups while increasing opportunities for all to participate in, and strengthen, the economy going forward.

With the goal of fostering economic inclusion and resiliency among disadvantaged groups, Scotiabank has launched ScotiaRISE, a 10-year initiative with a $500-million commitment. 

Scotiabank Launches ScotiaRISE to Help Build Economic Resilience; Foster Stronger Households and Communities

$500 Million commitment will further Education, Inclusion and Employment among those who need it most
Press Release

TORONTO, January 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Scotiabank today launched ScotiaRISE, a 10-year, $500 million initiative to promote economic resilience among disadvantaged groups.

New Catalyst Report Shows Committed Companies are Advancing More Women to Leadership Roles

Blog

According to a new Catalyst Report, “Towards a More Equitable Future: The Catalyst CEO Champions For Change”, more than 70 global chief executive officers who are also part of the Catalyst CEO Champions For Change are elevating more women in leadership positions. Rockwell Automation is proud to be a part of this effort.

International Paper Commits to the #fight4literacy As the Presenting Sponsor of Coaching for Literacy's 2020-2021 Season

100% of #Fight4Literacy donations will give literacy to children in communities across the country
Press Release

Memphis, Tenn., January, 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – International Paper announces its support for childhood literacy by teaming up with Coaching for Literacy and its #Fight4Literacy Games presented by International Paper. This is the fourth year of the partnership, but new for the 2020-2021 season, International Paper is the presenting sponsor of all #Fight4Literacy Games, which take place at collegiate basketball games across the country.  

Belonging Begins with Us: How We're Working to Help Everyone Feel Included

By William White, Chief Marketing Officer, Walmart U.S.
Blog

Every day, we welcome shoppers of diverse backgrounds and walks of life into our stores and clubs. Not only do we want shoppers to feel safe and comfortable shopping with us, but we also want them to see their local Walmart as a place where they belong and as a place that belongs to them.

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