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September 17, 2021

Diversity & Equality

Women’s Equality Day: How one ETF up nearly 20% this year promotes female empowerment

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here It’s only fitting that two top female empowerment ETFs are hitting all-time highs ahead of Women’s Equality Day. The Impact Shares YWCA Women’s Empowerment ETF (WOMN) and the SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF (SHE) both notched records in Wednesday’s......

ESG is one of our biggest growth opportunities, S&P Dow Jones CEO says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Environmental, social and governance investing is making a big splash in the world of indexing. BlackRock’s iShares has predicted investment in the space will grow to $1 trillion by 2030. It’s already on track for a record year in 2021,......

Minorities and women are finally getting a seat at the IPO underwriting table

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Cynthia DiBartolo, CEO, Tigress Financial Partners, at the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE Robinhood’s highly anticipated IPO last month was led by Wall Street heavy hitters Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase. But the extensive list of underwriters also included......

SEC approves Nasdaq’s plan to boost diversity on corporate boards

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), listens during a Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) meeting at the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The......

The right way for brands to approach Pride month (and all year round)

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Procter & Gamble celebrates Pride with branded trikes and employees in the World Pride Parade on June 30, 2019 in New York City. Bryan Bedder | Getty Images More than ever, brands are signaling support for the LGBTQ+ community during......

‘What was robbed must be repaired’: 5 Black business leaders talk reparations and corporate America’s role in closing the wealth gap

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As we honor Juneteenth as an official federal holiday for the first time, many are calling attention to conversations about reparations and the need to close the racial wealth gap for Black Americans. Prior to the Covid-19 crisis and its......

Can a state restrict voting and LGBTQ+ rights and still be a Top State for Business?

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Red states that claim to be upholding traditional values are upending some traditional alliances between conservatives and corporate America. They could also upend the competitiveness of some perennial leaders in the battle between the states for business and jobs. One......

Tech companies made big pledges to fight racism last year — here’s how they’re doing so far

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Demonstrators gather at the Lincoln Memorial during a protest against police brutality and racism on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee Last June, social media feeds became flooded with corporate statements about how companies would promote racial equity......

Black Wall Street was shattered 100 years ago. How the Tulsa race massacre was covered up and unearthed

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Ruins of the Greenwood District after the massacre of African Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June 1921. American National Red Cross photograph collection. GHI | Universal Images Group | Getty Images A century ago this week, the wealthiest U.S. Black......

Skip the business books this summer, says leadership expert: These 7 works of fiction will offer fresh perspectives

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Business books may be able to explain why it’s important to leverage diverse perspectives, but they tend to be too model-driven to adequately reflect the complexities of the real world. For those insights, especially if you’re in a management position,......

After George Floyd was killed, retailers pledged to put Black-owned brands on shelves. Here’s how it’s going

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Cora and Stefan Miller started a hair care company after they had their son, Kade, and struggled to find hair products for him. Young King Hair Care is now sold by Walmart and Target. When Cora Miller had her son,......

Space tourist guides and leisure time planners: These are the jobs of the future

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WEF data showed that nearly two-thirds of children now starting school will work in jobs that have not even been invented yet. Klaus Vedfelt | DigitalVision | Getty Images More than 100 million workers in 8 countries alone might need......

Peacock’s ‘Rutherford Falls’ proves there’s a place for Native-led content in Hollywood

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Michael Greyeyes as Terry Thomas in the Peacock series “Rutherford Falls.” Peacock | NBCUniversal | Getty Images When audiences first meet Terry Thomas, the manager of Running Thunder Casino on Peacock’s “Rutherford Falls,” they see a stoic, intense Native man......

Majority of employees want to work for a company that values diversity, equity and inclusion, survey shows

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Workers want business leaders to speak up on social and political issues and think companies can do more when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, according to the latest CNBC|SurveyMonkey Workforce Survey. The C-suite should take notice: a......

Jim Beam distiller puts $1 billion behind sustainability, diversity, responsible drinking plans

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jim Beam Bourbon Source: Jim Beam Alcohol company Beam Suntory announced Wednesday a $1 billion investment in new sustainability, diversity and responsible drinking initiatives. As part of those plans, the producer of the Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark whiskey brands,......

Amazon will examine its employee review system after claims of racial bias

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Amazon headquarters sits virtually empty on March 10, 2020 in downtown Seattle, Washington. In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Amazon recommended all employees in its Seattle office to work from home, leaving much of downtown nearly void of people.......

Target says it will spend more than $2 billion with Black-owned businesses by 2025

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People stand in line at Target in Kips Bay during the coronavirus pandemic on April 14, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images Target said it will hire more Black-owned companies, launch a program to identify and......

Op-Ed: Employers’ diversity and equity efforts often overlook people with disabilities

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here 2020 brought forward a crucial national conversation centered on the need for companies — from Main Street to Wall Street — to look inward at hiring practices, employment policies, recruitment and other aspects of the employment process to expand opportunities......

Goldman Sachs, Starbucks among organizations pledging to close racial wealth gap in U.S.

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Goldman Sachs, Starbucks and a range of other organizations across the U.S. announced Tuesday a collaborative effort aimed at narrowing the racial wealth gap between Black and white Americans. The initiative, called NinetyToZero, also includes the American Civil Liberties Union,......

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan and hundreds of Asian American business leaders pledge $10 million to AAPI causes

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nearly 1,000 Asian American chief executives and business leaders across the nation have pledged to donate $10 million toward causes that support Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities amid a national outcry against anti-Asian violence. Zoom CEO Eric Yuan,......

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