Racial Justice

A majority of people of color suffer worse socioeconomic outcomes -- including health, career, and experiences with the criminal justice system -- than White counterparts. Business can promote racial justice by ending workforce discrimination and ensuring their products and services benefit all.



Stories


A major McDonald’s franchisee sued the fast-food chain, accusing it of systemic racism

Herb Washington, a former Oakland Athletics player who built the country's largest Black-owned McDo…

1 week, 6 days

Google to spend $3.8 million to settle accusations of hiring, pay biases

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google will spend $3.8 million, including $2.6 million i…

3 weeks, 6 days

Biden phases out federal use of private prisons as part of racial equity actions

He also targeted discrimination against Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders. President Joe Biden on …

1 month

Apple announces latest efforts in its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative

Apple on Wednesday announced its latest set of major donations as part of its $100 million initiati…

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State Street to insist companies disclose diversity data

State Street's $3.1tn investment arm will start voting against directors of big companies that fail…

1 month, 2 weeks

Nasdaq Pushes for Diversity in the Boardroom

Nasdaq will ask the S.E.C. this morning for permission to adopt a new requirement for the 3,249 com…

2 months, 1 week

The Unfinished Business of Office Diversity Training

For a few weeks last June and July, Seyi Fabode's phone rang off the hook. "I was constantly roped …

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U.S. corporations say they’ll hire one million Black workers in the next decade.

Jarred by the death of George Floyd and the issues of racial injustice raised in its wake, the chie…

2 months, 1 week

Google Researcher Says She Was Fired Over Paper Highlighting Bias in A.I.

Timnit Gebru, one of the few Black women in her field, had voiced exasperation over the company's r…

2 months, 1 week

Black franchisees at McDonald's file new discrimination lawsuit

Oct 29 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp was hit on Thursday with a potentially multi-billion dollar laws…

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Petitions


BlackRock
BlackRock: support SASB’s standards on diversity

BlackRock is a leading member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). It must support SASB diversity standards BLK itself approved.

$16.6 million supporting

A Demand for Racial and Gender Pay Equity

Ask publicly traded companies to release annual reports on median racial and gender pay gaps

$330.5 million supporting

HD-Report on Advertising Policies

Home Depot board commission a report assessing how and whether the Company ensure its advertising policies don't contribute to rights violations

$0 supporting

DIS-Advertising Policies and Social Media

DIS reputational and business risk for contributing to the spread of racism, hate speech and disinformation through its advertising

$0 supporting

Walt Disney Company
Empowering Workers in Governing Walt Disney Corp.

Non-management employees shall be part of new director nominees and/or other options such as labor councils, board liaison, Employee Stock Ownership

$4.5 million supporting

Amazon.com, Inc.
Facial Recognition: Privacy and Civil Liberties

The Amazon board should review customers to prevent civil liberty violations, and conduct an audit of all privacy implications.

$2.5 million supporting

Alphabet Inc. Amazon.com, Inc. Barclays PLC
Stop Enabling Incarceration and Migrant Detention

End business activities enabling incarceration and migrant detention in the U.S. and globally.

$289.4 million supporting

TJX Companies, Inc.
TJX should disclose and reduce its pay gap

Ask TJX Companies to disclose gender-, race-, and ethnicity-based pay gaps

$227,983 supporting

Alphabet Inc.
Alphabet: Tie Executive Pay to Sustainability

Ask Alphabet (Google) to link executive pay to sustainability metrics, including diversity & inclusion

$58.0 million supporting

Vanguard
Vanguard: Close the Wage Gap

Vanguard should develop policies to encourage its portfolio companies to close their gender and racial wage gaps

$22.0 million supporting