equity and inclusion

What Can Jobs Tell Us About Equity in Cities?

October 1, 2021 / Comments Off on What Can Jobs Tell Us About Equity in Cities?

Cities are having a bit of a renaissance. If you need proof, look no further than the most recent decennial Census numbers. The 10 most populous incorporated places grew by an average of just about 7% over the last 10 years. While most cities welcome population growth, especially older cities that are coming out of […]

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3 Ways to Make Cities More Inclusive

August 13, 2021 / Comments Off on 3 Ways to Make Cities More Inclusive

Globalization has helped interconnect different regions of the world but has also exacerbated global inequality. People now migrate from one place to another in search of better living conditions. This diaspora of people leads to a growth in the economic base of the place they move to. How can cities better accommodate their citizens economically, […]

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Reflecting on Juneteenth

June 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Reflecting on Juneteenth

As we approach Juneteenth, I find myself having conversations with people asking the question why we did not learn about this during our history classes growing up. Why didn’t we learn about the Tulsa, Oklahoma race massacre of 1921? Why didn’t we learn about the Tuskegee Syphilis Study of 1932? It is easy and rather […]

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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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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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