Diversity & Inclusion

This month, we’ll highlight the ways organizations across all sectors are working to make their organizational structure more representative of our population at large.

'The Voice of Society': Why Your Company Could Use a ‘Social Board’ of Directors

'The Voice of Society': Why Your Company Could Use a ‘Social Board’ of Directors

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The board of directors of any organization exists to provide vision and guidance. Ideally, they are meant to steer companies in the right direction, and keep them out of trouble.

5 Cultural Shifts Brands Should Adapt to in 2019

MARKETING AND COMMS - 2018 marked some pretty major cultural changes, and that’s going to have effects on brand identity development.

Brands Expand Partnerships, Amplify Messaging in Support of Gender Equality

MARKETING AND COMMS - adidas, Diageo and HP launch new films and campaigns, while PepsiCo tackles gender equality in agriculture for International Women’s Day.

Trust Barometer’s Pressure Points Reveal Huge Opportunity for Purpose-Driven Companies

BUSINESS CASE - The mass population is far more skeptical of institutions than the informed public, only one in five people believes the system is working for them, and large majorities express a sense of injustice and a desire for change.

Girlapproved: Connecting AI, Human Evolution and the Future of Business Success

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Girlapproved provides deeper causal understanding of not only where we are and how we got here, but how to chart a better course and how to turn the mother ship around, with practical steps to guide us.

2018 Millennial Manifesto Poses Provocative Challenge to Sustainable Brands

WALKING THE TALK - To bring companies closer to young people and to enable this proximity to drive enhanced brand innovation capacity — in essence, this is the ambition of the Millennials Lab, created in the Rio 2015 edition of Sustainable Brands, and which is now preparing to scale up, reaching other states in Brazil in 2019.

JUST Capital, Forbes Name America's Most JUST Companies for 2018

MARKETING AND COMMS - JUST Capital and Forbes today released the 2018 list of America’s Most JUST Companies, an annual ranking of the 1,000 largest publicly traded US corporations on the issues Americans care about most, including fair pay and good benefits, customer treatment and privacy, beneficial products, environmental impact, job creation, and community support in the US and abroad, as well as ethical leadership and long-term financial growth.

Recruit Group: Resolving Society's Negatives with Business Solutions

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

Nat Geo's Susan Goldberg on Creating a Picture of Diversity

MARKETING AND COMMS - National Geographic has kept pace as the country’s demographics rapidly shift and the cultural definition of immigrants, identity and families continues to evolve, having recently launched a year-long series dedicated to exploring “Diversity in America.” With national conversations on race, immigration and diversity front and center, Susan Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Director at National Geographic Magazine and National Geographic Partners, spoke with MediaVillage about why it was time to take stock of these issues and how that might be done.

P&G Tackles Clean Water, Gender Equality and Plastic Waste in 2018 CSR Report

PRESS RELEASE - The Procter & Gamble Company extends its long history of doing good in the world by bringing the comforts of home to those impacted by disasters, continuing to spark conversations about diversity, inclusion and gender equality with its advertising and making meaningful impact on the environment with new 2030 goals including a vision to ensure that none of the Company’s packaging ends up in the world’s oceans.

How to Communicate Diversity and Inclusion When You Aren't Quite There Yet

MARKETING AND COMMS - While sustainability and citizenship mean different things to different people, these terms are most commonly associated with a company’s impact on the external world, focusing heavily on social and environmental initiatives. However, businesses can do a lot of good (for the world and their bottom line) by equally focusing internally, on such things as their diversity and inclusion practices.

HP, Girl Rising Mark Int'l Day of the Girl with 12 Inspiring Stories of Empowerment

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Today, in honor of International Day of the Girl, HP and Girl Rising — a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating poverty by providing education to girls — are celebrating 12 stories of female empowerment gathered from around the globe as part of the first-ever Girl Rising Creative Challenge. Introduced on International Women’s Day in March, the challenge was a call-to-action to highlight storytelling that has the power to change the world.

Youth-Serving Organizations Can Apply to Receive Access to Free Screenings of ‘The Hate U Give’ Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film, Fox 2000 and AMC Theatres

PRESS RELEASE - Twentieth Century Fox Film and AMC Theatres are joining forces to provide underserved and underrepresented young people across the country access to the powerful new film THE HATE U GIVE, as a tool for driving empowerment, empathy, and dialogue. The studio and theatre chain are hosting free screenings in nine metro areas during the film’s limited release – at 11am local time, Saturday, October 6: Atlanta, GA, Baltimore, MD, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Miami, FL, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, and Washington, DC. Students and youth-serving organizations are encouraged to register for the free screenings; visit amctheatres.com/group/the-hate-u-give to reserve tickets.

Addressing SDG 5: 5 Steps to Promote Gender Equality in the Supply Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - In 2015, the world got one step closer to a better future when 193 countries committed to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a framework for addressing the global community’s most critical economic, social and environmental challenges. These goals aim to eliminate poverty and hunger, promote global access to healthcare and education, protect earth’s natural resources, achieve gender equality, and more.

8 Timely Topics Shaping the 8th Year of #NewMetrics

NEW METRICS - At its core, the #NewMetrics series of events has always been about quantifying previously ignored risks, costs and revenue potential associated with sustainability impacts. Over the years, we have explored important new metrics related to the whole range of vital capitals — natural, human, social, relationship, intellectual and financial — with the same end goal of helping businesses understand the full picture of their presence in the world, so they can then improve it in informed, holistic ways.

The UPS Foundation to Award $2.6 Million In Environmental Grants

PRESS RELEASE - ATLANTA – The UPS Foundation, which leads global citizenship and philanthropy programs for

AT&T, G3ict and World Enabled Launch Smart Cities for All Project

PRESS RELEASE - The Smart Cities for All global initiative, a collaboration of G3ict and World Enabled, two nonprofits with a history of leadership in inclusive, accessible design, to launch a new project, Inclusive Innovation for Smarter Cities. The project is convening leaders from government, industry, and disability organizations to generate new knowledge and tools that define how urban innovation ecosystems, including entrepreneurs, developers, incubators, and accelerators, can create more inclusive apps and technology solutions that impact the lives of all people in cities, including persons with disabilities and older persons.

AT&T's Historic Commitment to Help Power The Trevor Project

PRESS RELEASE - AT&T has been a champion for its’ LGBTQ employees for over 40 years! In 1975, AT&T was one of the very first American companies to prohibit discrimination against employees based on sexual orientation. In 1998 we adopted one of the very first domestic partner benefits programs for LGBTQ employees. And in 2006 we were one of the first companies to offer transgender-inclusive health care benefits. In 2018, AT&T and The Trevor Project are working together to help ensure LGBTQ youth in crisis know they are loved and never alone. Through a multi-year $1 million contribution and a robust donation of products and services, AT&T will help Trevor expand its crisis intervention services while teaming up at a series of events to empower LGBTQ youth nationwide.

Hispanic Heritage Month at HEINEKEN USA: One Month, Many Cultures, Muchas Celebraciones

PRESS RELEASE - More than 57 million Hispanics call the United States home. And their native languages, cuisines, beverages, art, and music have become integral parts of the daily lifestyles of Americans from all walks of life. Today marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. The September 15th - October 15th dates have special significance as seven Hispanic countries celebrate their Independence Day during, or in close proximity to, this period: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile.

Dow Develops Leaders While Addressing World Challenges

PRESS RELEASE - The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) sent 43 of its global leaders to Mumbai, India this week to address pressing local challenges related to sustainable housing, environmental cleanup, diversity and inclusion, circular economy, and education and career readiness as part of its sixth-annual Leadership in Action (LIA) program.

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