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Corporate Silence and Anti-Racism

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Companies around the world have remained silent to their role in racism for centuries. No matter how well-crafted or well-intended, it is not enough for corporations to just make public statements and large donations to racial justice organizations. Without action, these statements can land as nothing more than platitudes from a PR playbook.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E14: Lacy Caruthers, Google.org

Unexpected Benefits of Skills-Based Volunteering
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Google.org Director of Global Employee Programs Lacy Caruthers joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to share how her organization leverages funding, technology, products and expertise to support under-served communities and solve humanity's biggest challenges.

Companies Continue Steps to Address Racial Inequality; Celebrate Juneteenth

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Over the past few weeks, we have reported on how companies are addressing the growing demand for social justice through communications and, more importantly, action. Americans are making it loud and clear that now is the time for change.

Introducing the Porter Novelli Purpose Tracker: The Business Imperative for Social Justice Today

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Racial injustice. Gun violence. Police brutality. Transgender rights. White supremacy.

These are not just the issues prominent in the news or around the dinner table, but also in the board room. At another time, companies would have done their best to steer clear of these topics; but today that is, quite simply, no longer an option.  Speaking out and addressing these historic injustices is not only a moral imperative, it is a public – and business – mandate.

Skills for Cities 2020: Keeping Promises

Common Impact offers companies an opportunity to act on racial justice promises they’ve made to their employees, their customers, their stakeholders and, most importantly, their communities.
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An online day of service in support of Boston and NYC nonprofits | October 2020

Embracing Feedback: Brands are Listening to Stakeholder Voices on Racial Injustice

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As the critical conversation around racism in the United States continues, the message to companies is clear: to not speak up is to be complicit with the status quo. And therefore many brands have taken this time to share messages of support, solidarity and commitments to change. Yet, it’s clear a statement of support will only go so far. Americans expect action.

Confronting Racism: A Call for Corporate America to Listen and Act

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In the midst of a global health crisis and economic recession, the United States faces another pivotal moment. The nation now grapples with the killing of George Floyd, continued race-fueled policy brutality and the outrage, pain and protests that have stemmed from a deeply embedded history of racism. Collective voices from across the country – both on the streets and on social media – are pushing institutions, industries and individuals to confront the issue head-on – and now, it seems, corporate America is ready to listen.

HBR: The 10 Commitments Companies Must Make to Advance Racial Justice

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“In the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death in Minneapolis, major corporations have been voicing their support for racial justice in the United States. But we are way past the point when words alone suffice. Actions are needed. Corporations can and should make 10 concrete commitments to achieving racial equity in their workplaces and society.”

- Mark Kramer, co-founder and managing director, FSG

Challenging Racial Inequity on Campus

Symantec supports Net Impact’s Racial Equity Fellowship and the passionate students who want to change the world
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Net Impact inspires and equips next-generation leaders to build a more just and sustainable world. With 400+ chapters in nearly 40 countries, Net Impact is a leadership accelerator for future changemakers. Symantec’s longstanding relationship with Net Impact began with a general grant to support the organization’s annual social change conference. Our partnership morphed over time to focus on racial equity as Symantec is committed to creating a more equitable future for all. We believe that a diverse and inclusive work environment helps us understand our customers better, enables us to respond to new trends more rapidly, and stimulates innovation. Investing in diversity is a business imperative and our support of Net Impact has helped establish undergraduate chapters at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and helped create the Racial Equity Fellowship.

The below content was originally published on the Net Impact Blog

 

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Net Impact inspires and equips next-generation leaders to build a more just and sustainable world. With 400+ chapters in nearly 40 countries, Net Impact is a leadership accelerator for future changemakers. Symantec’s longstanding relationship with Net Impact began with a general grant to support the organization’s annual social change conference. Our partnership morphed over time to focus on racial equity as Symantec is committed to creating a more equitable future for all. We believe that a diverse and inclusive work environment helps us understand our customers better, enables us to respond to new trends more rapidly, and stimulates innovation. Investing in diversity is a business imperative and our support of Net Impact has helped establish undergraduate chapters at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and helped create the Racial Equity Fellowship.

The below content was originally published on the Net Impact Blog

 

How Financial Services Companies Can Advance Racial Equity and Create Business Growth

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April 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Historically, financial institutions in the United States have not served people of color effectively or fairly. Even today, people of color have less access to credit, pay higher interest rates for loans, and are less likely to receive venture capital funding as compared to their White counterparts. Serving these markets effectively is not only a moral imperative, but also an economic opportunity to enhance a company’s bottom line.

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