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Be a Problem-Solver: On a Journey of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

by Jinny Jeong, Associate Manager, Company Services, CECP

Published 03-06-20

Submitted by CECP

As originally posted on the CECP Insights Blog

Ask yourself: how are you contributing to solving today’s problem? It could be something small, specific to just today, or conceptual and large with a longer time frame. While the answer may sometimes be elusive, CECP is proud to have been a trusted advisor to leading companies for over two decades, helping share best practices and insights to tackle society’s challenging problems. In the past few years, CECP has been advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practices for, and with, our companies. We know the timing is right, as more and more companies are stepping up with bold, public-facing commitments to support employees, communities, and a range of stakeholders vis-à-vis the Business Roundtable Statement, Sustainable Development Goals, CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, amongst the many other initiatives.

In partnership with subject matter expert and consultant Jeannine K. Brown, CECP has launched its second year of an Accelerate Community— a closed group of companies opting in for a series of intimate and honest conversations— related to Diversity and Inclusion, though this year’s community has a particular focus on Equity. Already halfway through the year, the community has been learning and discussing the components of equity and how it can be incorporated into the work of corporate societal engagement, answering questions such as: what it is equity?; how does it impact the business world?; and how can funders consider the role of equity in their grantmaking and philanthropy?

Read the full post on the CECP Insights Blog: https://cecp.me/2Iq5ikR

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