As Black History Month progresses, we take the opportunity to recognize and honor the contribution of Black Americans to building the culture and economy of the United States.
Our work as a nonprofit organization focuses on improving lives and livelihoods in communities around the world. Our corporate partners are increasingly looking closer to home to make an impact for communities of color in the United States.
The expansion of the Ambassadors for Good program and the depth it has reached has allowed Anglo American and De Beers Group to support organizations that are already doing the work in communities of interest, namely by putting the weight of the company’s monetary and human capital behind the projects.
Formed in 2015, the 3M/Pyxera Global partnership grew from a pilot program to a cutting-edge leadership development experience that builds employee, community, and entrepreneurial resilience around the globe. Over 200 employees have gone through the 3M Impact experience—contributing 24,000 hours to 60 host organizations in 15 countries.
In response to the social justice movement, we partnered with SAP on their Pro Bono for Economic Equity project. The goal was to address the disproportionately negative impact of COVID-19 on people of color. For six weeks, teams of SAP employees worked virtually with Black entrepreneurs worldwide with remarkable success.
COVID-19 pushed education, health care, transportation, and society’s patience past their limits. Pyxera Global saw this situation as an opportunity to develop breakthrough solutions for multiple challenges. Working with other corporate and nonprofit leaders, the Reimagine Series’ first challenge addressed the accessibility of telehealth within community health systems.
Pyxera Global’s work is founded on the belief that inclusion and the voice of the historically marginalized communities should be front and center for any circular city. Equitable Circular Cleveland showcases the effectiveness of that method by blending Pyxera Global’s multi-sector approach and community-driven ethos with Metabolic’s science-based philosophy.
Through the Rhetoric to Action series, we amplify voices from the private, social, and public sectors to address structural racism and social injustice. These conversations assist organizations in understanding their role in dismantling racism and ending injustice by fostering the move from talking to taking measurable and meaningful actions.
DBC applied to Pro Bono for Economic Equity (PBEE), an SAP volunteering program to foster economic equity for black-owned businesses and social enterprises in order to work on the “chaos” the company was experiencing with its daily operations. Williams found the involvement to be very thorough and was able to discuss his company beyond “the website version of DBC” with his three SAP consultants.