By 2044, America will be a majority people of color nation. Yet, there are enormous inequities that people of color face in health, wealth, employment opportunities, etc. These opposing forces of rising diversity amidst persistent exclusion form a core challenge that American businesses must address to remain competitive. Companies can create economic value and advance racial equity by reconceiving products and markets, redefining productivity in the value chain, and strengthening the business context.
Join CECP, FSG, and Philanthropy New York for a discussion centered around the findings of a recent report, The Competitive Advantage of Racial Equity, which explores the opportunities to drive business outcome by addressing the significant racial inequities that persist. The report, developed by FSG and PolicyLink and funded by Ford and W.K. Kellogg foundations, highlights examples from 12 leading companies (e.g., Gap, Inc., Paypal, and Cigna) who are driving innovation and growth by advancing racial equity.
This interactive session is intended to create a space for corporations, corporate foundations, and other organizations to learn from peers that have identified and pursued opportunities to advance racial equity through business innovation and strategies for growth. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussions facilitated by FSG.
- Why racial equity is not a “nice to have”, but a “must have” for business success
- Concrete examples and approaches of how companies across sectors are creating tangible business value by advancing racial equity
- How companies can move to action—by using all its assets (including philanthropy)
- Anita Cozart, Managing Director, PolicyLink
- Shané Harris, Vice President, Corporate Giving, Prudential Financial and Executive Director, Prudential Foundation
- Lakshmi Iyer, Associate Director, FSG
- Alexandra Geertz (Moderator), Director, FSG
All interested funders, especially corporate foundations, CSR professionals, and their business colleagues in HR and D&I roles.
10:15-10:30 AM Check-in
10:30 AM-12:30 PM Program
Registration is required by July 23.
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