Today, JUST Capital – along with partners PolicyLink and FSG – launched the Corporate Racial Equity Alliance to support corporate leaders looking to build antiracist, equitable practices into their companies’ operations, ultimately contributing toward a more just and equitable economy for all Americans. As part of this ongoing collaboration, we’ve released the 2021 CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity – building on our first iteration released in July 2020 – which provides a robust guide for C-suite leaders as they approach racial equity work and tackle systemic racism across three key domains of corporate influence:
As the United States continues to grapple with deeply entrenched racial and economic inequities, 2021 has now delivered an unprecedented opportunity to build a truly equitable nation that serves all of us, not just some of us. In the coming months, the Corporate Racial Equity Alliance will leverage key takeaways from the Blueprint and work alongside additional partners to develop rigorous corporate standards for racial equity aimed at aligning market actors around how to measure, report, and incentivize progress.
“As Target continues to build on our 15 years of progress in creating a diverse workforce, and setting diversity and inclusion goals for our team and business, the CEO Blueprint served as a valuable resource for informing our Racial Equity Action and Change (REACH) committee’s efforts and commitments,” said Amanda Nusz, Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and President of the Target Foundation, Target. “Through the CEO Blueprint’s insights and guidance, we can collectively help accelerate opportunity and equity across our workforces and the communities we serve to drive for change that is good for all.”
“It’s commonly accepted that equity is good for society, however it’s equally important we recognize equity is good for business,” said Damon D. Jones, Chief Communications Officer at The Procter & Gamble Company. “Trust, transparency and accountability are increasingly factors that will help determine what people choose to buy and where people choose to work – and words without deeds will have both reputational and financial consequences. The Blueprint helps enable companies to move to action immediately by implementing policies and practices within their direct control.”
Explore the full 2021 Blueprint here, including key, actionable recommendations for advancing racial equity across corporate America, and learn more about opportunities to get involved with the Alliance at www.corporateracialequityalliance.org.
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