How ViacomCBS Will Lead the Way Toward More Inclusive Storytelling

By Bob Bakish

The Power of Pedro

Twenty-seven years ago, millions of people met Pedro Zamora.

At a time when fewer than 40 percent of Americans personally knew someone with HIV/AIDS, MTV’s The Real World introduced viewers to an openly gay, HIV-positive Cuban American man who was full of joy and willing to open his life to the world.

ViacomCBS Puts a Spotlight on Employees Who Exemplify Volunteerism with the Impact Awards

By Noor Kaur

The ViacomCBS Impact Awards recognize employees who exemplify our values and are making differences in their communities. This year we are proud to award five winners who will have $10,000 donated to an organization of their choosing.

Laura DiMarco, New York City, USA

Nurturing a More Impact-Minded Workforce

A Corporate Member Conversation with ViacomCBS's Adam Robinson

Welcoming our community into the Park to keep our four miles of shared urban green space clean, green and beautiful is what the Hudson River Park Friends Volunteer Program is all about – and bringing teams of employees from our Corporate Members into the Park to make a difference is a big part of that. In 2020, when we were unable to invite large groups into the field, we expanded our understanding of what giving back to the Park through volunteering means.

ViacomCBS Releases 2020 Social Impact Review - “2020 in Focus”


ViacomCBS announced today the release of its 2020 Social Impact Review – 2020 In Focus – providing a snapshot of the company’s social impact strategy last year. As a company passionate about entertaining and informing the world, their approach to social impact was rooted in making the most of the company’s core strengths and assets:

Creating a Space for Black Stories at ViacomCBS

The head writer of ViacomCBS International Studios' Narrativas Negras, an all-Black writers room in Brazil, introduces the team creating more inclusive content for the studio.

By Marton Olympio

In Brazil, telenovelas and soap operas dominate pop culture. But more times than not, when you see a Black person on screen, they’re playing a maid, a chauffeur, or busboy. And they’re given few, if any, lines.

2020 In Focus: ViacomCBS Social Impact Review

By Bob Bakish | President and CEO, ViacomCBS

2020 was a year of rising to the occasion: one in which ViacomCBS had to demonstrate who we are as a company and how we show up for our employees, audiences, communities and partners around the world. We faced one of the worst health crises in a generation and a racial reckoning that continues to reverberate across our society. In true ViacomCBS fashion, we responded quickly and strengthened our commitment to social impact by building on our legacy of driving change and using our power as a global content creator for good.

Paramount+ Celebrates Pride Month with Donations to the Point Foundation

Press Release

June 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - In June, for every person that tweets the hashtag #ParamountPlusPride, Paramount+ will donate $1 to the Point Foundation, the nation’s largest LGBTQ scholarship granting organization for more than 20 years. The Point Foundation helps empower promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential.


ViacomCBS Employee Honored for 'Life-Changing' Veteran Empowerment


Betty Diaz, director of programs and operations at ViacomCBS Veterans Network, was recently honored with the Community Service Award by SUNY Oswego. The award honors alumni for their outstanding achievement in service to their local, national or global community.

MTV Tees Up 200 Businesses, Non-Profits For Inaugural Mental Health Action Day


As America’s mental health crisis spirals and pounds particularly hard on Black and BIPOC communities, and members of Gen Z, more than 200 businesses and nonprofits are uniting for the inaugural Mental Health Action Day on Thursday, May 20. Their emphasis is on the word action.

ViacomCBS Commits To Climate Action in Sports

The company signed the United Nations’ Sports for Climate Action Declaration ahead of the 2021 Super Bowl.

By Nicole Bitette

Ahead of Super Bowl LV on Sunday, Feb. 7, ViacomCBS signed the United Nations’ Sports for Climate Action Declaration, as the company continues its commitment to transparency and environmental sustainability.


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