Get an inside look at the tactics top companies are using to build more inclusive, equitable culture and support the fight against racism in their communities. Find out how your organization can move from transactional to transformative change and strengthen employee and customer loyalty in the process. Plus, as we approach the end of year giving season, learn what equity-minded philanthropy and service look like and how they drive stronger results for nonprofits and their causes.
Guests Teresa Pelletier, Vice President of Community Relations at Fidelity Investments, and Wendy Matheny, Vice President & Principal with Ichor Strategies, a national social impact and community engagement consultancy, cover these topics, their racial equity listening tour, community-first partnerships, and more.
Fidelity Investments helps over 40 million people feel more confident in their most important financial goals, manages employee benefit programs for over 22,000 businesses, and supports more than 13,500 financial institutions with innovative investment and technology solutions to grow their businesses. Fidelity’s diverse businesses and independence gives it insight into the entire market and the stability needed to think and act for the long term as it delivers value to its customers. The company is also deeply committed to communities.
Ichor Strategies is a Black-owned advisory and research firm that specializes in connecting businesses to the communities they operate within, so that they can understand different perspectives, build authentic relationships, and foster mutual success. Ichor Strategies partners with engagement specialists across the country known as community relationship advisors (CRAs) who have powerful local roots and long-standing ties to their communities, helping businesses further connect with key audiences.
Pro Bono Perspectives is brought to you by Common Impact, a nonprofit that leverages skills-based volunteering and innovative, cross-sector partnerships to create more equitable communities. Visit commonimpact.org/companies for information on how we help companies deliver on their social impact, talent development, and employee engagement goals and commonimpact.org/nonprofits for insights into our capacity-building programs address social sector challenges. Keep up with the latest news, events, and stories of impact at commonimpact.org/blog.