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Commemorating the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

As we consider the year behind us, and all that it entailed, Claire Boussagol and Kelly Williamson share their thoughts on the events of the past year, and how APCO is working to ensure an inclusive and accessible work environment for all its employees. ..
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How Millennial and Gen Z PR Pros Can and Must Accelerate What’s Right

Millennials and Zoomers—two similar yet very unique generations—have the power to change the world and our industry for the better by advancing the very essence of what diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) mean simply because of our foundational upbringing, the opportunities in front of us and the unique place we hold in society...
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Relationships Are for More Than February

Instead of waiting for such a circumstance to rethink your company’s role in racial equity solutions-driving, let BHM serve as an appropriate time to reset your stakeholder engagement agenda and align your outreach to aspirational plans...
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Improving Global Healthcare Access to Accelerate What’s Right

If COVID-19 has a lesson for us with regards to health, it is this: our social environments matter just as much as our DNAs and lifestyle choices. Experts are cognisant of the fact that joblessness, lack of education and racial inequities are part and parcel of the problems that need to be fixed...
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What is the Shelf Life of Racial Justice?

Company leaders need to reimagine the business case for diversity, dig deeper and focus on the systems and power structures within their organizations that elevate one group of people and diminishes another. This is hard work. It requires self-examination to understand our own biases and how we contribute to the systemic issues that exist...
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Diverse Hiring: Seven Ways to Help Your Business Thrive

As the economics of business changes, corporations need to reelevate their talent strategy to compete globally. Diversity is a business imperative and not just "the right thing to do." Building a more inclusive workforce offers different perspectives and provides the innovation, creativity, and acceleration of positive change that companies need to ensure long-term success...
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Accelerating Philanthropy: How We Must Evolve to Address Racial Justice

The traditional philanthropy sector is having its own reckoning with race—confronting its roots in wealth disparities and paternalistic, colonial approaches, and moving towards justice-centered giving, redistributing power and investing in community-led solutions...
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Accelerating What's Right With Data

With great knowledge and insights come with great responsibility and as business and organizations select how to use data towards their business activities, none can claim data neutrality. There are clear business and cost-effective strategies to mitigating racial and prejudice bias, but above all, these offensive applications affect people’s lives and should be open to scrutiny and accountability...
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Diversity Matters. But Not as an End in Itself.

Embracing difference means not cataloguing diversity under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles, but acknowledging its impact on the bottom line...
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The Stories Behind Inequality and Why We Must Listen

It's hard enough hearing about the difficult experiences of people prior to COVID-19. Add a global pandemic, economic collapse and unemployment crisis on top of that and you understand just how disproportionate of an impact that systematic inequality has on the most vulnerable people in our society...
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