Social justice

Bain & Company: Digital disruption will maintain pace and/or accelerate over next 5 years, according to survey

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 80% of companies that are considered as "digital disrupters" gained market share over the last two years, according to new research by Bain & Company. Bain's fifth annual Benchmarking Survey of Corporate Digital Transformation shows that digital disrupters put "digital" at the very top of their agendas, yet even they are having to adapt to a fresh wave of emerging technologies that are enabling new competitors and business models.

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  • Of the 1,400 business leaders across 13 countries that Bain surveyed, 70% of them said they are experiencing significant digital disruption, and 85% of business leaders believe disruption will either maintain its pace, or accelerate, over the next five years.
  • With no company invulnerable, Bain is explaining the ways disrupters stand out and reminding executives of the six digital transformation challenges that are likely to determine future winners and losers.
  • "The astonishing outperformance of tech stocks may have eased, but don't expect a corresponding slowdown in digital disruption," said James Anderson , partner in Bain's London office and leader in Bain's Vector capability.
  • Innovative: Nearly two-thirds of disrupters are building "Engine 2" digital businesses outside their core as a response to both opportunity and disruption; another source of resilience and growth.

Alnoba Lewis Family Foundation Bestows International Indigenous Leadership Award on Josefina Tunki

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

KENSINGTON, N.H., Sept. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Alnoba Lewis Family Foundation, an advocate for social justice, announced that the 2022 recipient of the International Indigenous Leadership Award is Josefina Tunki, President, Shuar People of Ecuador.

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  • The Alnoba Lewis Family Foundation, an advocate for social justice, announced that the 2022 recipient of the International Indigenous Leadership Award is Josefina Tunki, President, Shuar People of Ecuador.
  • KENSINGTON, N.H., Sept. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Alnoba Lewis Family Foundation , an advocate for social justice, announced that the 2022 recipient of the International Indigenous Leadership Award is Josefina Tunki, President, Shuar People of Ecuador.
  • Tunki will accept the award at the Alnoba Environmental Leadership Awards Dinner on October 19, 2022, at Alnoba in Kensington, New Hampshire.
  • "Alnoba is honored to recognize Josefina's extraordinary bravery," said Harriet and Alan E. Lewis, Co-Founders of Alnoba Lewis Family Foundation.

Unifor donates $500,000 to Canadian Red Cross Hurricane Fiona response

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2022 /CNW/ - Unifor will donate $500,000 to the Canadian Red Cross for the Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal in support of recovery efforts in Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec.

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  • TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2022 /CNW/ - Unifor will donate $500,000 to the Canadian Red Cross for the Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal in support of recovery efforts in Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec.
  • This is one way for Unifor members from outside the region to back up their efforts," said Len Poirier, Unifor National Secretary-Treasurer.
  • The union encourages locals and members to donate using Unifor's dedicated link to the Canadian Red Cross Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal.
  • "The Canadian Red Cross is grateful for Unifor's generosity to help Canadians during this challenging time," said Conrad Sauv, President and CEO for Canadian Red Cross.

Equinix Commits $50 Million to Global Foundation to Advance Digital Inclusion

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Equinix is making an initial financial commitment of $50 million in funding, through contribution of Equinix shares for the Equinix Foundation that will allow it to be a self-sustaining foundation.

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  • Equinix is making an initial financial commitment of $50 million in funding, through contribution of Equinix shares for the Equinix Foundation that will allow it to be a self-sustaining foundation.
  • The Foundation also intends to make impact investments with interest income earned contributing to Foundation assets while simultaneously supporting social programs.
  • Equinix employees will play a key role in shaping the Equinix Foundation, helping to identify and support community-driven nonprofits and social enterprises dedicated to closing the digital divide locally and globally.
  • Last year Equinix partnered with the Northern Virginia Community College and the NOVA Foundation to establish the Equinix Digital Infrastructure Scholarship that supports students pursuing data center careers.

Fifth Third Foundation and National Urban League Mark Workforce Development Month, Celebrate Success of Workforce Development Program

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The Fifth Third Foundation and the National Urban League are commemorating Septembers Workforce Development Month by announcing results from the first year of a collaborative workforce development program that provides career advancement opportunities through upskilling and re-skilling services to under-employed participants.

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  • The Fifth Third Foundation and the National Urban League are commemorating Septembers Workforce Development Month by announcing results from the first year of a collaborative workforce development program that provides career advancement opportunities through upskilling and re-skilling services to under-employed participants.
  • The $1 million investment from the Fifth Third Foundation has helped individuals across eight selected affiliate Urban League organizations gain meaningful employment and earn a livable wage.
  • Fifth Third and the National Urban League worked together to launch the program in the summer of 2021.
  • With strategic intervention from opportunities such as the Workforce Development Program, these individuals can find a pathway to economic stability, said Marc H. Morial, National Urban League president and CEO.

Orlando Bravo, Founder of the Bravo Family Foundation, Commits $10 Million to Communities Affected by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

MAYAGÜEZ, Puerto Rico and MIAMI, Sept. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Orlando Bravo, a Founder and Managing Partner of Thoma Bravo, one of the largest private equity firms in the world, made a personal contribution of $10 million to the Bravo Family Foundation to help with Hurricane Fiona relief efforts in Puerto Rico, specifically targeting those communities most affected and other vulnerable populations.

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  • "Simultaneously, we worked quickly to address the immediate needs of the neighborhoods served by the Foundation by providing solar generators, water and food."
  • Bravo created the Bravo Family Foundation in 2017 as a direct response to Hurricane Maria.
  • Even though Orlando has lived and had a successful career outside of Puerto Rico, he has always remained deeply connected to his island roots.
  • In 2018, he made a $100 million contribution to the Bravo Family Foundation, which funds all of the ongoing programs the Foundation currently offers.

Prime Video, Citi, Duolingo, Indeed, and Flatiron Health Join Karat’s Brilliant Black Minds Movement to Double the Number of Black Software Engineers in Tech

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

As the movements inaugural Partners of Brilliance, Prime Video, Citi, Duolingo, Indeed, and Flatiron Health are the first organizations to commit to supporting and hiring software engineers directly from the Brilliant Black Minds community.

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  • As the movements inaugural Partners of Brilliance, Prime Video, Citi, Duolingo, Indeed, and Flatiron Health are the first organizations to commit to supporting and hiring software engineers directly from the Brilliant Black Minds community.
  • The technical interview should be a gateway to economic opportunity, but we know it can be yet another barrier for Black software engineers.
  • The Brilliant Black Minds program offers free interview practice, feedback, and coaching to help Black engineers unlock the doors to great companies, said Jeffrey Spector, Karat co-founder and president.
  • Karat launched Brilliant Black Minds to close the Interview Access Gap that disproportionately impacts Black software engineers and provide equitable access to interview practice.

Pacific School of Religion Receives $5M Grant From Lilly Endowment Inc. To Build Innovative Educational Ecosystem

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The platform will connect emerging leaders from inner cities and rural areas, from congregations and social movements to each other and to educational resources often not accessible to them.

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  • The platform will connect emerging leaders from inner cities and rural areas, from congregations and social movements to each other and to educational resources often not accessible to them.
  • Participants will have access to courses, coaching, and events to strengthen their preparation and build their networks.
  • The networked model combined with tiered membership options will create educational opportunities that are affordable for learners and financially sustainable for partner organizations.
  • Founded in 1866, Pacific School of Religion is a multi-denominational seminary graduate school, and center for social justice committed to a radically inclusive Gospel.

Amazônia: Photography by Sebastião Salgado Will Make its North American Premiere at the California Science Center on October 21, 2022

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Amaznia: Photography by Sebastio Salgado,designed by Llia Wanick Salgado,will make its North American debut at the California Science Center on October 21, 2022.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Amaznia: Photography by Sebastio Salgado,designed by Llia Wanick Salgado,will make its North American debut at the California Science Center on October 21, 2022.
  • Salgado's breathtaking black-and-white photographs draw viewers into one of the planet's most biodiverse regions.
  • Amaznia opens at the California Science Center with the generous support of the Annenberg Foundation.
  • Learn more about the California Science Center .

National Civil Rights Firm Sanford Heisler Sharp Opens Silicon Valley Office

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Long a top-rated law firm in the Bay Area, Sanford Heisler is the first exclusively plaintiff-side law firm with a focus on civil rights, social justice, and employment litigation in Silicon Valley.

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  • Long a top-rated law firm in the Bay Area, Sanford Heisler is the first exclusively plaintiff-side law firm with a focus on civil rights, social justice, and employment litigation in Silicon Valley.
  • Sanford Heisler Sharp is a public interest and civil rights law firm with offices in New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Atlanta, Baltimore, Nashville, and San Diego.
  • In 2022, The National Law Journal named Sanford Heisler Sharp Civil Rights Firm of the Year, and it recognized the firm in 2021 as both the Employment Rights Firm of the Year and the Human Rights Firm of the Year.
  • For the latest news about Sanford Heisler Sharp, visit the firms newsroom or follow the firm on Facebook , LinkedIn , or Twitter .