Topic: Disaster

S3E20: Steven Clarke, Ceres

We’ve seen a very encouraging shift amongst companies that acknowledge racial justice and equity is an absolutely integral component to addressing the climate issue.

S3E19: Carolyn Berkowitz, ACCP

If companies were to move too quickly, it might do more harm than good. Companies really shouldn’t just throw resources at something without the depth of understanding. I don’t think that’s an excuse, but I do think it is a reality.

S3E18: Gary Bagley, New York Cares

More over the last three years than any time in my tenure, people reference their service as activism… It’s led people to have a broader social justice or racial justice framework in their service that directs where they want to serve and the context around their service.

S3E17: Susan McPherson, McPherson Strategies

I’m careful not to hold companies to too high a standard because it takes time for [them] to actually move. They’re cruise ships, not row boats… We have to do everything we can to encourage these companies to do more.

S3E14: Dr. Rahsaan Harris, Citizens Committee for New York City

We cannot unsee what we saw [during the pandemic]. We can’t just paper over differences and do things that feel good because that’s what’s most comfortable. We need to be uncomfortable in a way that gives us urgency to impact folks [who] are caught in these disparities.

S3E13: Yusuf George, JUST Capital

Pay equity is critical and – I’d argue – one of the first things companies need to be thinking about if they’re truly wanting to commit to racial equity.