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Local News: Building a Stronger and More Diverse Culture around News

May 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Local News: Building a Stronger and More Diverse Culture around News

The decline of local news is hardly breaking news. But the slowness of this decline can obscure the impacts. As newspapers get thinner—and articles posted on their corresponding websites dwindle in content or quantity—information influencing key community decisions becomes harder to find and organize around. Reliable, accessible and equitable local news is an important component […]

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Our Contribution to the Contemporary Equity and Inclusion Conversation

March 19, 2021 / Comments Off on Our Contribution to the Contemporary Equity and Inclusion Conversation

When we talk about wanting to make a difference through our Equity & Inclusion practice, it is simultaneously a bland statement and an eyebrow-raising one. Bland because who doesn’t want to have a positive impact?  But eyebrow-raising because it makes it sound like we are a non-profit or a think tank, rather than a for-profit […]

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Why Your DEI Strategy Can’t Wait!

December 11, 2020 / Comments Off on Why Your DEI Strategy Can’t Wait!

It is well known that “Adversity does not build character, it reveals it.” The adversity we have faced as a nation through the Coronavirus Pandemic has revealed the challenges that we still face around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). These challenges must be addressed if companies and organizations are to thrive in the future. CNN […]

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ICYMI: Equity and Inclusion Compilation

September 25, 2020 / Comments Off on ICYMI: Equity and Inclusion Compilation

ESI has published numerous blog posts in the past year in support of Equity & Inclusion, showcasing the insights and experience of our thought leaders and demonstrating our aim in advancing a productive discussion around critical issues in a wide range of industries. Please enjoy the following posts and contact us if you’d like to […]

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Seven Steps to Build, Expand, or Enhance Your Supplier Diversity Program

September 21, 2020 / Comments Off on Seven Steps to Build, Expand, or Enhance Your Supplier Diversity Program

Recently, we sat down with our Senior Advisor for a rapid-fire Q&A session on equity and inclusion. The objective of our discussion was to provide substance and focus in support of the key areas that must be addressed in order to effect real progress and lasting change. This exert includes Angela Dowd-Burton’s full response. LH: […]

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Fostering a Substantive and Productive Discussion Around Equity and Inclusion

September 21, 2020 / Comments Off on Fostering a Substantive and Productive Discussion Around Equity and Inclusion

The disproportionate impact of COVID and of economic distress on Black and Brown people. The unending and infuriating cycle of Black bodies being assaulted before our eyes. The resulting pain and protest that is being manifested in communities across the country. The events of this past year have underscored the deep inequities, systemic injustices, and entrenched racism in this nation. […]

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