Real Talk: Are CSR Teams Advancing Racial Equity and Justice?

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Virtual Meeting - Register by 9/21
Members of PNY & Partner Orgs: 
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Countless corporations came out publicly this summer to condemn racism and reflect on how they were responding to the protests for racial justice. Directly following these public statements came a slew of responses from employees working within these companies, criticizing the areas where internal practices fell well short of these public statements.

Are corporations failing communities of color? How can corporates "walk the talk" and work towards advancing racial equity?

Come prepared to engage in an authentic dialogue of where the corporate social responsibility (CSR) field is in advancing racial justice and equity and where we need to be. In partnership with our panelists, we will explore how internal practices may at times be at odds with public statements; the limitations and/or roadblocks to truly doing the work; initiatives to move along the continuum to becoming an anti-racist organization; and the ways to leverage influence within your organization to advance racial justice and equity, particularly beyond philanthropic initiatives.

We will hear from our panelists about their own challenges in doing this work - where they may have failed and are starting over again, and where they found success and how they got there.  

  • An understanding of the journey from an exclusive to a fully inclusive, anti-racist and multi-cultural organization
  • Efforts CSR teams are undertaking to ensure that the internal practices within their own organizations are aligned with external communications
  • How teams are advancing their philanthropic practices around racial equity and justice 
  • Challenges that CSR teams face in advancing racial equity within their organization, internally and beyond their external philanthropic initiatives


Designed for

Corporate Funders. What to expect: presentation followed by Q&A.


10:00 - 11:30 AM Program

Registration is required by September 21st. Registrants will receive the webinar link a day prior to the program. 

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders: Please email ($150 fee).

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

Please email with any questions.