EP 151: The Racial Justice Initiative Scores Russell 1000 Index Companies

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Olivia Knight, Racial Justice Initiative Manager at As You Sow

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In May 2020, the world witnessed the horrific death of George Floyd, shocking Americans into confronting the racial injustice experienced by Black Americans daily. This event forced a re-evaluation of our most fundamental beliefs about racial justice and institutions and became a catalyst for change. As You Sow, the nation’s leading non-profit in shareholder advocacy, created the Racial Justice Initiative, which provides a complete corporate profile on racial equity issues for companies in the Russell 1000 Index. My guest today is Olivia Knight, Racial Justice Initiative Manager at As You Sow. Knight explains how As You Sow uses the scorecard to engage companies on policy changes and to file shareholder resolutions. See the Attachments tab for details of the As You Sow Racial Justice Scorecard and blogs from February 2017 to March 2022.

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