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73% of Execs Agree: Companies Must Take Stands on Social Justice Issues
73% of Execs Agree: Companies Must Take Stands on Social Justice Issues

WALKING THE TALK - But many executives cite barriers — such as pleasing too many stakeholders with differing views — as part of Corporate America’s challenge in making authentic progress on social issues.

Facing Finance's Race Problem: How a Diverse Financial System Can Narrow Inequality
Facing Finance's Race Problem: How a Diverse Financial System Can Narrow Inequality

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - When everyone involved in financial product development looks the same — either on paper, or by the color of their skin — then, what we ultimately create often fuels inequality.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Sustainability, Equity and Resilient Design
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Sustainability, Equity and Resilient Design

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Here, Purpose Built Communities president Carol Naughton discusses how sustainability and designing for resiliency can help to end intergenerational poverty, strengthen economically diverse communities and aid in neighborhood revitalization.

The Role of Business in the Racial Equity and Justice Movement
The Role of Business in the Racial Equity and Justice Movement

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Every problem that confronts the US today can be traced back to racist ideology. Businesses cannot survive on just the small percentage of the very wealthy buying goods. Mass incarceration, poverty, healthcare disparities — all of these issues affect your bottom line and profits.

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#JustBrands: To Push Cultural Change, Brands Must Unpack Their ‘BAGS’
#JustBrands: To Push Cultural Change, Brands Must Unpack Their ‘BAGS’

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - After a humbling, informative and inspiring first day, day two of Sustainable Brands’ Just Brands virtual event examined case studies of DEI excellence in practice.

#JustBrands: To Effectively Address Equity, Brands Need to Rebuild From Within
#JustBrands: To Effectively Address Equity, Brands Need to Rebuild From Within

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Day 1 of Sustainable Brands’ Just Brands virtual event brought together business, racial justice and social good leaders for frank discussions on the context for racial inequities in the US, what equity really means in 2020, and businesses' role in creating it.

Target Reveals Sweeping Action Plan to Advance Racial Equity
Target Reveals Sweeping Action Plan to Advance Racial Equity

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Target’s new Racial Equity Action and Change committee (REACH) has created an action plan which focuses on four areas: Team, Guests, Communities and Civic Engagement and Public Policy.

Black Travel Alliance Holding Industry Accountable on Its DEI Commitments
Black Travel Alliance Holding Industry Accountable on Its DEI Commitments

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Recognizing the urgent need to hold travel brands and destinations accountable for their lack of diversity in travel marketing and storytelling, the Black Travel Alliance was formed practically overnight to support Black content creators and increase representation in the industry.

New Lending Industry Alliance to Bolster Underserved Communities
New Lending Industry Alliance to Bolster Underserved Communities

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Two longtime players in small-business lending and empowering low-income communities are joining forces to scale up equitable wealth creation in communities of color.

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Viola Brands: A Case Study in Cultivating Racial Equity
Viola Brands: A Case Study in Cultivating Racial Equity

WALKING THE TALK - Cannabis producer Viola Brands is determined to increase minority representation in the industry. Its Viola Cares program provides education, employment and other resources; in order to create 10,000 jobs within the cannabis industry for Black people.

The Role of Black Employees in Creating Equitable Workplaces
The Role of Black Employees in Creating Equitable Workplaces

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - We are living in a moment that’s demanding employers to change the way in which they position themselves — if they really believe in inclusion — while Black employees can really evaluate where they are and how they feel about their workplace.

Cartwright to Brands: Look Inward Before Responding to Social Issues
Cartwright to Brands: Look Inward Before Responding to Social Issues

MARKETING AND COMMS - Keith Cartwright, the creative force behind such powerful statement ads as P&G’s “The Look” and “The Choice,” shares his insights and advice to brands and agencies on how to most authentically respond in times of crisis.

Social Impact: A Sales Tool for the Post-Pandemic World
Social Impact: A Sales Tool for the Post-Pandemic World

WALKING THE TALK - While the majority of companies recognize that social impact is valuable, few have managed to successfully integrate it into one of the most mission-critical activities: their sales strategy.

Regenerative Investing Key to Creating an Inclusive Economy
Regenerative Investing Key to Creating an Inclusive Economy

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The recent spotlight on racial justice in the US has also highlighted the financial industry's role in perpetuating discrimination. Many have responded by donating money to nonprofits, but a regenerative approach to investing that start to undo decades of chronic underinvestment is needed.

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The COVID Covenant: Don’t Go Back — Go Big and Go Now!
The COVID Covenant: Don’t Go Back — Go Big and Go Now!

WALKING THE TALK - We know that we can buy less, use less, work from home, drive less, collaborate more; and have business, society and government move faster — because we just did all of that. How can we respond as powerfully and courageously to other super-critical threats?

Good Start — But Let’s Move from ‘Brand Say’ to ‘Brand Do’
Good Start — But Let’s Move from ‘Brand Say’ to ‘Brand Do’

WALKING THE TALK - Much-needed updates to a growing number of brands in response to the Black Lives Matter movement is a great start. But deep, lasting impact requires two main actions — apologies; and adjusting the social paradigm.

Over 400 Advertisers Show Facebook That They Won’t Tolerate Hate
Over 400 Advertisers Show Facebook That They Won’t Tolerate Hate

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - In just over two weeks, the Stop Hate for Profit campaign has rallied the support of over 400 companies — all of which have pulled their advertising dollars from Facebook and Instagram for the month of July.

Impact Investing Grows, But There’s Still a Long Road to Financial Inclusion
Impact Investing Grows, But There’s Still a Long Road to Financial Inclusion

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - More funds and firms are targeting financially underserved communities, but the impact investing movement and government funding need to be more accessible and intentional to address systemic inequalities and racial disparities in investing.

HP Sets Ambitious Plastic Goals, Doubles Down on Diversity Commitments
HP Sets Ambitious Plastic Goals, Doubles Down on Diversity Commitments

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Along with the release of its 2019 Sustainable Impact Report, the tech giant has set bold goals around reduction of single-use plastics and increasing recycled materials; and committed to doubling its number of Black executives by 2025.

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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.

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