Racial Equity

Live from Davos: The Business Case for Racial Equity


On this year’s National Day of Racial Healing, racial equity and racial healing was part of a conversation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Programmed by CNBC Catalyst, the commercial arm of CNBC, in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and building on the 2018 Business Case for Racial Equity, it highlighted the vital role business leaders can play in creating inclusive environments where individuals from all identity groups can both work and thrive.

The fireside chat was moderated by CNBC Catalyst’s Emma Crosby, and brought together La June Montgomery Tabron, WKKF president and CEO, and Robert F. Smith, CEO of Vista Equity Partners to discuss their collaborative effort, the Southern Communities Initiative (SCI). This program harnesses the substantial commitments of over $340 billion made by corporations towards racial equity to address systemic challenges faced by communities of color.

During the conversation, Tabron and Smith discussed the work of SCI to bridge racial divides, make the business case for racial equity, highlight the transformative power of collective action and make the road toward a more inclusive and prosperous future for all children, families and communities. 

Minda Corso
Minda is the digital communications manager at the foundation. She is responsible for hands-on execution of integrated digital marketing and communications strategies to support organizational as well as internal and external communications goals and objectives. She works with the communications team to identify, develop and execute digital marketing and communications tactics across the WKKF digital ecosystem. She collaborates with organizational peers and teams to elevate the foundation’s strategies, programmatic priorities, and relationships with priority audiences, including internal staff, grantees and external stakeholders.

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