Support Advances Racial Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education and Careers
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 20, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Today AISES announces the Christensen Fund has awarded a $200,000 general operating support grant to widen Indigenous access to, and participation in, the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce, and grow sector support.
We hear about "inner work" often when we work with companies on equity. What do we mean by "inner work" and why is it so important? In the latest FSG blog, Nikhil Bumb shares professional and personal experiences demonstrating how inner work is crucial to companies advancing and achieving equity.
Shifting power is critical to reshaping the traditional corporate-community relationship dynamic. In part 2 of our blog series on community engagement, we share 5 lessons based on our work with companies rethinking community engagement to advance equity.
Organizations are increasingly stepping up their commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), but defining what that looks like in practice can be difficult, not to mention creating a plan of action and bringing different stakeholder groups into alignment.
Community engagement has long been popular with the corporate sector. Often relegated to market research, hometown grantmaking, and volunteerism, community engagement has historically been a means for companies to “give back” or improve external brand perception. And more often than not, the approach is reactive, reputation-focused, and transactional, grounded in a “savior” mindset, where companies hold the power, resources, and answers about how to effectively support their community.
Investors now have a variety of intentional investing approaches to pursue a more inclusive society, as well as their financial goals.
Building a truly inclusive society will require concerted action across governments, nonprofits, corporations and investors. We increasingly understand the benefits of advancing racial equity, but aren’t necessarily aware of the available tools for investors to pursue this goal. Whether considering restriction screening, promoting diverse ownership and representation, or delving into shareholder engagement and reporting, advancing racial equity through investment capital is a journey of discovery, understanding and action.
A tool from Brookings can help employers and job placement professionals guide displaced workers to better career opportunities.
The crux: The post-pandemic job force will face unprecedented challenges. As jobs shift and even disappear, thousands of workers will need support getting back to work or shifting to different fields with better career pathways. A new tool and research insights from the Brookings Institution’s Workforce of the Future initiative can help workforce planners, community colleges and a range of job placement experts inform policies and create programs that expand job opportunities.
Advancing Equity through Health Navigation is a new blog co-authored by Diana Blankman, head of corporate social responsibility at Sanofi US, and Adeeb Mahmud, a former managing director at FSG.
The two organizations began partnering on health equity before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the journey is ongoing. This blog shares reflections from the journey in the hope that it may inform and inspire others to take action.
“Two powerful insights have emerged for us through this process:
How companies and communities are coming together to create positive change.
By Taleisha Ming-White | January 14, 2022
It was 1963 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
BOSTON, January 20, 2022 /3BL Media/ - FSG, a global social impact advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Shumeca Pickett has joined the firm as a managing director. In her new role, Shumeca will help lead the firm’s corporate racial equity work alongside a talented team of social change experts.