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Abbott Launches New Initiative to Drive Diversity in Medical Research and Improve Care Among Under-Represented Populations

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  • Abbott is addressing a key challenge to health equity by putting a greater focus on breaking down the barriers to clinical trial participation for under-represented groups
  • Company has dedicated $5 million for nearly 300 new scholarships over the next five years at medical schools at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority nursing associations to support future generations of diverse clinical investigators
  • The company has also formed a new Diversity in Research Medical Advisory Board and dedicated funding to increase diversity enrollment within Abbott trials
  • The latest initiative is another step to support the work the company and its foundation, the Abbott Fund, are doing to reduce health disparities around the world
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  • Abbott is addressing a key challenge to health equity by putting a greater focus on breaking down the barriers to clinical trial participation for under-represented groups
  • Company has dedicated $5 million for nearly 300 new scholarships over the next five years at medical schools at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority nursing associations to support future generations of diverse clinical investigators
  • The company has also formed a new Diversity in Research Medical Advisory Board and dedicated funding to increase diversity enrollment within Abbott trials
  • The latest initiative is another step to support the work the company and its foundation, the Abbott Fund, are doing to reduce health disparities around the world

Engineering Impact: Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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ID&E accelerates our competitiveness, financial strength, talent acquisition, innovation, and social impact. Through steadfast commitment, ownership, and accountability, we gain a strategic advantage to compete and win in the marketplace through smarter teams, higher engagement, and elevated performance. Our unwavering commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity (ID&E) means we strive toward zero barriers to opportunity within Medtronic.

Gildan Signs the United Nations Development Programme Gender Equality Seal in the Dominican Republic

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Gildan is pleased to share that the Company has signed The Gender Equality Seal commitment, a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) coordinated and implemented at the national level by the Ministry of Women in the Dominican Republic. This makes Gildan the first multinational in the free-trade zone manufacturing sector in the Dominican Republic to undertake this commitment. 

GreenMoney Interview Series: Community Impact Investors

Changing the world, one neighborhood at a time
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Welcome to the ongoing GreenMoney Interviews series. This issue features two Women of Color who are emerging leaders in Community Impact Investing:  Kimberly Jones of Self-Help Federal Credit Union interviews Nicole Middleton Holloway of Natural Investments.

Skills for Cities: Common Impact to Connect Corporate and Nonprofit Worlds to Advance Efforts Around Racial and Digital Equity

One-day skills-based volunteer event will bring nonprofits together with their corporate peers to create actionable solutions for capacity-building challenges
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NEW YORK, October 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Among the many consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the outsized negative impact it has had on communities of color and the organizations that serve them. Pre-existing challenges like the digital divide have been exacerbated, with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) facing less access to reliable internet service and the devices needed to access digital work opportunities, online education, and, increasingly, essential needs like healthcare.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E21: Melissa Madzel, Koya Partners

Examining the Great Resignation’s Impact on Nonprofits
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Nearly two-thirds of workers are considering leaving their jobs. As the Great Resignation continues with no signs of slowing down, we explore the challenges and opportunities it brings for the nonprofit sector, which was already under significant capacity constraints exacerbated by the pandemic, especially in HR and talent development.

The Michigan Diversity Council Presents the Inaugural National Native American Summit

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November 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Michigan Diversity Council (MIDC) presents the National Native American Summit taking place on Tuesday, November 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST. The event, in partnership with the National Diversity Council (NDC) will focus on the theme “Standing Together and Taking Action.”

Driving Communities Forward: Insights from Cross-Sector Leaders Closing the Opportunity Gap

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The pandemic continues to widen the opportunity gap and adversely impact students and job-seekers, especially those who already faced systemic barriers to career success. We need innovative, collaborative, community-driven solutions to ensure that communities that have been disproportionately affected can have equal access to economic mobility.  Those solutions can often feel amorphous or unattainable, but – if you look closely at the work of local organizations – there are powerful collaborations that are meaningfully building equity every day.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E19: Carolyn Berkowitz, ACCP

Ushering in a New Era of CSR with Carolyn Berkowitz, ACCP
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Corporate mandates have changed. Customers, employees, and even investors are increasingly pushing companies to move from shareholder to stakeholder capitalism. What does this look like across companies and sectors? Are companies moving fast enough when it comes to making good on their commitments to social change? Carolyn Berkowitz, President & CEO of the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), shares her insights, plus the importance of diversity and inclusion within CSR departments.

HACR Releases Results of 2021 Corporate Inclusion Index

The survey captures Hispanic DE&I in the areas of employment, procurement, philanthropy, and governance
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WASHINGTON, September 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Hispanic inclusion in Corporate America stalled or reversed course during 2020, according to the 2021 HACR Corporate Inclusion Index (CII) released today. The report, themed “Hispanic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion During Crisis,” is the result of research conducted over the course of the past year using data and survey responses from 92 participating corporations, the majority of which are Fortune 500 companies. The number of companies participating in the HACR CII increased by 32 percent over the prior year.

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