The Black Lives Matter movement is finally gaining traction, though it was too late for just a few of these citizens we’d like to mention.
Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd.
As the list of black men and women murdered by police and racist vigilantes grows, the call for racial equity and a fair criminal justice system becomes louder.
Recent corporate declarations of standing with Black Lives Matter are encouraging, but such statements have little impact if they’re not backed up by effective, sustained advocacy calling for a fair and equitable justice system. One interesting trend we’ve seen that it’s often the smaller companies with far more at stake that have been far more vocal.
The stubborn fact is that the business community can do much better.
Join TriplePundit senior editor Mary Mazzoni on Wednesday, August 5 at 12 p.m. ET for a live conversation with the Responsible Business Initiative for Justice (RBIJ) and its partners on what businesses can do to keep the spotlight and momentum on criminal justice issues.
Our live panel will also discuss how companies can help end police brutality and systemic racism, target their support to create real, tangible impact and use their influence to advance racial equity.
3p's parent company, 3BL Media, launched the “Learn From Home” series as the U.S. workforce went into self-isolation in March. Leveraging the expertise of 3p, which we’re proud to say has been covering sustainable business since 2005, the series focuses on bold and authentic corporate leadership.
Panelists for “Beyond Statements: How to Use Your Voice for Change” include:
Moderated by Mary Mazzoni, Senior Editor, TriplePundit
Celia Ouellette, Chief Executive Officer, RBIJ
Ashish Prashar, Global Communications Director, Publicis Sapient
Jeff Korzenik, Chief Investment Strategist, Fifth Third Bank
Conroy Boxhill, Managing Director, Porter Novelli-Atlanta
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