racial equity

CECP's DEI Journey: Leading With Humility

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As we commemorate the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd which occurred on May 25, 2020, we have seen this killing spark a national reckoning, a burning in our hearts as we call for action, and a beacon of light in the movement for racial justice. CECP reflects on our journey made both inside our organization and with our coalition companies. We are also looking to the hard work that lies ahead.

Franklin Templeton Part of Corporate Call to Action That Announced New Commitments to Improve Economic and Racial Equity in Financial Services Industry and the Economy

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Franklin Templeton and fellow members of the Corporate Call to Action: Coalition for Equity & Opportunity (CCA), a corporate social justice initiative launched by the Connecticut Office of the Treasurer in partnership with the Ford Foundation, announced four new commitments to improve economic and racial equity in the financial services industry and the economy at large.

New Report Reveals CEO Insights Into Racial Equity Challenges

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May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A new report released today by a partnership consisting of PolicyLink, FSG, and JUST Capital reveals what some of America’s CEOs and C-suite leaders identify as the key challenges to advancing racial equity and what it means for what comes next.

Keeping the Spirit of Volunteerism Strong

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With Global Volunteer Month winding down, we’ve been reflecting on the incredible impact volunteers make, not just in April, but all year round and especially throughout the pandemic. Whether they served in person or virtually, formally or informally, providing their professional expertise or hands-on support, volunteers’ contributions have been nothing short of outstanding.

Racial Equity: From Promise to Action

Event Summary
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To accelerate the progress and impact of business efforts to address racial equity, Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), The Council on Foundations, and Points of Light collaborated to host a two-day conference in December of 2020 titled, “Racial Equity: Moving Companies from Promise to Action”.  Gathering the foremost leaders in the field, the conference provided case studies on peer companies that are pushing the needle forward, conversations with voices from the movement, and actions companies can take.

Organizations Are Speaking Out Against Racial Injustice. What Comes Next Will Be Crucial.

By Marianne Harrison, John Hancock, and Danielle Holly, Common Impact
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Recent events have brought widespread attention to racial injustice and helped unite communities against this common ill.

We’ve heard public, private, nonprofit and grassroots leaders, almost as one chorus, speak out. They’ve raised their voices as it’s become painfully clear that equality remains out of reach for too many Americans and building healthy, more equitable communities depends on challenging the status quo.

Echoing Green Announces $2.5 Million Commitment from Comcast NBCUniversal to Advance Racial Equity

Comcast’s investment in Echoing Green’s new $50M Racial Equity Philanthropic Fund provides significant support to over 500 social enterprises challenging racial inequity
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NEW YORK, February 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Echoing Green announced today a $2.5 million commitment from Comcast NBCUniversal to the organization’s $50M Racial Equity Philanthropic Fund. The investment marks the largest corporate contribution to the Fund to date. Echoing Green is a global nonprofit leading the way to enhance social innovation by finding, supporting, and connecting emerging social entrepreneurs.

Truist Celebrates Black History Month, Together

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Truist continues to amplify and advocate for inclusivity inside and outside our walls. During Black History Month, we bring teammates together to recognize and celebrate the remarkable achievements and endless contributions of African Americans. It’s also an opportunity for us to come together to learn more about the effects of racism and how we can all do our part to challenge negative stereotypes, especially as we continue to advocate for social justice and racial equity.

Black Leadership Spotlight: Elizabeth Frederick, Avenues for Justice

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In celebration of Black History Month, Common Impact is spotlighting remarkable Black nonprofit leaders and their many contributions to creating more positive, healthy, and equitable communities.

VF Corporation Announces New Programs and Actions to Advance Racial Equity

Press Release

DENVER, February 11, 2021, /3BL Media/ - VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies, today announced that it is implementing new programs and actions to advance racial equity within the company and beyond.

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