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Trending: Tech Giants Laying Groundwork for More Diverse, Equitable Tech Economy in US
Trending: Tech Giants Laying Groundwork for More Diverse, Equitable Tech Economy in US

WALKING THE TALK - HP, HPE, Intel and Microsoft are launching the HBCU Technology Conference, to equip students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to excel in tech careers; while Apple has expanded its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative with $30M worth of new programs.

AT&T, Connected Nation Provide 35K Hotspots and Free Internet to Help Vulnerable Students
AT&T, Connected Nation Provide 35K Hotspots and Free Internet to Help Vulnerable Students

WALKING THE TALK - AT&T committed $10M to respond to the need for increased at-home connectivity for students during the pandemic, and worked with Connected Nation to make it happen. The 124 awardees in the program represent 81 schools and 43 nonprofits spanning 26 states.

Beyond One-Off CSR: How Brands Can Combat Inequities Over the Long Term
Beyond One-Off CSR: How Brands Can Combat Inequities Over the Long Term

WALKING THE TALK - Reversing ingrained social inequities is critical to achieving the UN SDGs and averting catastrophic climate change. The pandemic has laid bare the many costs of inequality — now is the time for brands to make good on their promises to address this global issue.

Target Unveils Plan to Co-Create an Equitable, Sustainable Future for All
Target Unveils Plan to Co-Create an Equitable, Sustainable Future for All

WALKING THE TALK - Among the retailer’s goals are to achieve 20% Black team member representation across the company by 2023; and reach net zero in both waste to landfill and value-chain-wide emissions, and 100% owned-brand product circularity, by 2040.

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How Education Helps Set a Better Foundation for Long-Term Sustainability
How Education Helps Set a Better Foundation for Long-Term Sustainability

THE NEXT ECONOMY - If you’re a brand that cares about the environment or society but doesn’t invest in education, you’re missing an opportunity to expand your impact. This connects to a larger issue — how CSR and sustainability go far beyond any company’s immediate customer base or market.

New Standards, Certification Program Aim to Embed DEI Into Tourism
New Standards, Certification Program Aim to Embed DEI Into Tourism

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Travel Unity — a nonprofit focused on increasing diversity in travel through individual and community empowerment — has established a set of standards for DEI in travel and tourism, as well as the industry’s first holistic DEI certification program.

EVERFI Commits $100M to End Systemic Social, Economic Inequity in K-12 Schools
EVERFI Commits $100M to End Systemic Social, Economic Inequity in K-12 Schools

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The social impact education provider will offer free digital education and tools to close gaps that lead to long-term, systemic inequalities for at-risk students.

Research Shows Business Imperative for Authentic Action to Address Social Injustices
Research Shows Business Imperative for Authentic Action to Address Social Injustices

WALKING THE TALK - The latest Porter Novelli Purpose Tracker reveals a new mandate for US companies to authentically and substantively address racial inequality and myriad social justice issues.

Achieving Racial Equity in the US Demands We Rethink Capitalism
Achieving Racial Equity in the US Demands We Rethink Capitalism

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Fixing centuries of racism and unequal access will require big changes in how we do business if we are to truly move towards a more equitable, fair, and just economy and society.

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Black Lives Matter; Racial Equity Is Fundamental to Our Vision of a Flourishing Future
Black Lives Matter; Racial Equity Is Fundamental to Our Vision of a Flourishing Future

WALKING THE TALK - We must foster resilient and just societies in order to solve the major challenges that face the world. So, systemic racism and barriers to equity must be embedded into the sustainability equation and conversation.

Brands Speak Out to Support Black Lives Matter, But Actions Speak Louder
Brands Speak Out to Support Black Lives Matter, But Actions Speak Louder

MARKETING AND COMMS - Brands are more willing than ever to take public stands in support of important issues. But while many aren’t much more than social media sound bytes, others go beyond lip service to action.

$50M Venture Fund Aims to Bolster Sustainability Innovations by Women, Minorities
$50M Venture Fund Aims to Bolster Sustainability Innovations by Women, Minorities

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - US-based CapStone Holdings has launched GameAbove Capital — a $50 million private venture fund focused on minority- and women-operated businesses offering sustainability-related products and services.

Powering Inclusive Growth from the Ground Up
Powering Inclusive Growth from the Ground Up

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - As the digital age ushers in a ‘new generation of inequalities’ around information, technology and education, the private sector must play a pivotal role in connecting people to the resources and networks they need to get by and get ahead in a changing economy.

A 10-Step Plan for Halving Food Loss and Waste by 2030
A 10-Step Plan for Halving Food Loss and Waste by 2030

WASTE NOT - The UN set a global goal to cut food loss and waste in half by 2030. Alarming figures show just how big of a challenge remains. The size of the prize is huge. So, too, must be the action to seize it.

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Can a Mobile App Help Barry Callebaut Eradicate Poverty in the Cocoa Supply Chain?
Can a Mobile App Help Barry Callebaut Eradicate Poverty in the Cocoa Supply Chain?

SUPPLY CHAIN - Big data is now helping Barry Callebaut improve its farmer support programs in typically low-tech environments such as cocoa farms.

New Book Shows How, 10 Years In, Sharing Economy Is Improving Millions of Lives
New Book Shows How, 10 Years In, Sharing Economy Is Improving Millions of Lives

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Published to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the sharing economy, 'Generation Share' captures 200 untold stories of how sharing models are saving and transforming the lives of millions across the world.

KadAfrica: Cultivating Young Ugandan Women’s ‘Passion’ for Fruit Farming
KadAfrica: Cultivating Young Ugandan Women’s ‘Passion’ for Fruit Farming

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Not only can girls earn money for themselves and their families, they can also access farmer training and classes on a range of subjects, including financial literacy, reproductive health, farming and entrepreneurship.

Wisdom Fund Aims to Close Lending Gap for Women
Wisdom Fund Aims to Close Lending Gap for Women

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - New impact investment vehicle provides funding to underserved women of color and low-income women entrepreneurs across the US.

Sustana Group’s New Sustainability Strategy Highlights Environmental Stewardship, Sets Measurable Goals
Sustana Group’s New Sustainability Strategy Highlights Environmental Stewardship, Sets Measurable Goals

PRESS RELEASE - Company Makes New Commitments to Create a Sustainable, Closed-Loop Fiber Future

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Recruit Group: Resolving Society's Negatives with Business Solutions
Recruit Group: Resolving Society's Negatives with Business Solutions

LEADERSHIP - This post has been translated from Japanese. Read the original interview here.

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