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National Urban League Launches Black Restaurant Accelerator Program Powered by $10 Million Grant from PepsiCo Foundation

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The National Urban League and PepsiCo joined forces to create the Black Restaurant Accelerator, which will boost approximately 500 Black-owned businesses over the next five years. The PepsiCo Foundation is providing a $10 million grant to fund the program, which will provide current and aspiring Black restaurateurs with access to capital, training, mentorship and other support services that are necessary for business success.

Benevity Partners with Give Blck to Raise Visibility and Support for Black-founded Nonprofits Across the U.S.

Benevity to Highlight Give Blck Causes in Market-Leading Employee Engagement Solution, Spark
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CALGARY, Alberta, October 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that it has partnered with Give Blck, a new digital platform that raises visibility for Black-founded nonprofits across America.

Within Our Reach - Equitable Local Economies Through Action and Investment

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by Sydney England, of LOCUS Impact Investing 

The intersection of a global pandemic and reinvigorated demands for racial equity and social justice has created a gut-check moment for communities across the country, one that calls for a “new model” of place-based philanthropy. Now is the time to re-imagine a community and economy that work for all and re-invest to make them happen.

Respecting the Rights of Vulnerable Groups: Applying the BSR Vulnerable Groups Framework

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By:  Kelly Scott, Manager, BSR; Céline da Graça Pires, Associate, BSR; and Maria Bennici, Communications Coordinator, BSR

Your Company Agrees Black Lives Matter. Then What? Find Out August 5 at Noon ET

Register for “Beyond Statements: How to Use Your Voice for Change” on August 5 at 12 p.m. ET.
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NORTHAMPTON, Mass., July 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd. 

As the list of black men and women murdered by police and racist vigilantes grows, the call for racial equity becomes louder. 

UPS Longitudes | COVID-19's Legacy: This Is How to Get the Great Reset Right

Klaus Schwab @ World Economic Forum | Thierry Malleret @ Monthly Barometer
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Already, in barely six months, the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged our world in its entirety — and each of us individually — into the most challenging times we’ve faced in generations.

It is a defining moment — we will be dealing with its fallout for years, and many things will change forever. It has wrought (and will continue to do so) economic disruption of monumental proportions, creating risk and volatility on multiple fronts — political, social, geopolitical — while exacerbating deep concerns about the environment and also extending the reach of technology into our lives.

[WEBINAR] Taking Action on Racial Justice and Equity Through CSR

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Recent events have shown us that racism is still very much alive, and that people are hungry to make a difference — but many are unsure how. And employees, consumers and communities are looking to companies to lead the way and go beyond performative measures to drive change. So, how can companies take concrete action to address racism?

Join Benevity and Mortenson to find out:

Bombay Sapphire® Gin Collaborates With Hebru Brantley to Launch First-Ever Artist Designed Bottle

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HAMILTON, Bermuda, July 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Bombay Sapphire, the world’s number one premium gin by volume and value, announces its collaboration with contemporary Chicago artist Hebru Brantley to launch its first-ever artist-designed bottle in North America. As an extension of Stir Creativity, the global platform from Bombay Sapphire, the new Hebru Brantley Limited Edition bottle embodies the brand’s mission to inspire and awaken creative potential within everyone.

Visionary Leadership in a Chaotic Time - and Why I'm Inspired to Follow

By Jennifer Boynton, Corporate Social Responsibility Content Strategist
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Cisco’s Chairman and CEO, Chuck Robbins, opened his June 1st all-company check-in by admitting he’s leading through uncharted waters. Cisco had held regular weekly check-ins since shelter-in-place orders began in March, to support employees, share information, and answer questions. But this meeting was different. It was a 90-minute “teach-in,” scheduled quickly in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the resulting nationwide protests.

Empower Your Employees to Support Justice and Equity for Black People

10 actions to help people stand up against racism and social injustice
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Recent events involving racial inequity and injustice have shown us that racism is still very much alive. Change starts with each of us and we can play a role in addressing the far-too-prevalent discrimination against Black individuals—both now and in the future, forever.

Some companies are helping their people take action. And many are looking to strengthen their existing diversity and inclusion programs to create long-term, collective impact.

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