Celebrating and Strengthening Black Entrepreneurship during Black History Month
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.
Scaling Impact in Brazil’s Public Education System
Questions of quality, equity, and engagement have consistently afflicted the Brazilian public education system, with massive differences between socioeconomic status and geographic regions. Throughout the enormous nation of Brazil, there are young people who yearn for the opportunity to make changes in the education sector within their communities.
Closing the Gap in Economic Equity with Global Pro Bono
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.
Reimagining Community Health Systems
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.
DBC: Supporting a Black-Owned Business is an Opportunity for All-Around Growth
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.
A Year in Review: It’s Not Just About DEI in the Workplace. It’s All Around Us.
The Pro Bono for Economic Equity (PBEE) program is a skills-based volunteer program to help solve critical business challenges faced by Black-owned businesses. It was created by SAP in partnership with their long-time partner Pyxera Global to address the long-standing issue of social and systemic racial injustices within the United States, including in the business world.
SAP Pro Bono for Economic Equity: A Skills-based Volunteer Program to Support Black-owned Businesses
In an effort to provide additional support specifically to Black-owned small businesses, SAP has expanded its skills-based volunteer programming to include the Pro Bono for Economic Equity program in partnership with PYXERA Global. Through this initiative, SAP will offer the skills, talent, and expertise of its employees at virtually no cost.