The Power of Purpose: How Companies Drive Community Impact

The Power of Purpose: How Companies Drive Community Impact

As consumers, employees, investors and other stakeholders increasingly expect more from businesses, major corporations are embracing their roles as drivers of social impact in the communities where they live and work. This shift in thinking comes not a moment too soon. As technology rocks the workforce, environmental challenges become more pronounced, and the need for specialization in affordable housing rises, our communities and ways of life are changing rapidly. Just as they’ve worked to bring humanity to banking through products and passionate talent, Capital One strives to be a force for good in the community by looking out for the individual, powered by a vast network of nonprofit partners and local leaders. In this series sponsored by Capital One, we’ll explore how companies can unlock their capital and core competencies to deliver the creative, impactful solutions our communities need today.

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Guiding the Post-Pandemic Recovery
There is a natural desire, born of uncertainty and anxiety, to see 2020 as an anomaly: a unique moment in time when an unprecedented global pandemic has forced us to radically alter our daily lives. What’s more, these events have opened another window into the disparities that exist in our communities — from access to health care and education, to racial injustice.  As an organization...
Dec 15, 2020 1:45 PM ET
Beyond Inclusion: Fostering Belonging in Times of Crisis
In the midst of a global pandemic, an economic recession, and a historic racial equity and justice movement, the idea of business-as-usual has become obsolete as many deal with feelings of isolation and concern about the future.      The workplace itself has become a reflection of the current environment, requiring leaders to reimagine how they strengthen and sustain inclusive work...
Nov 13, 2020 1:00 PM ET
Can Job Training Close the 'Opportunity Divide' Post-Pandemic?
Roughly one in five U.S. workers are collecting unemployment benefits, and as coronavirus case numbers surge across the country, job prospects seem slim for many. Even before the pandemic, nearly 28 million Americans were ...
Sep 2, 2020 11:35 AM ET
U.S. Cities Need a New Vision For Affordable Housing - And Business Can Help
Nearly 50 million Americans have filed for unemployment as governments impose stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. While the number of cost-burdened renters reaches near record highs and the supply of low...
Jul 22, 2020 9:05 AM ET
To Drive Financial Inclusion, Businesses and Nonprofits Must Come Together, Says This Executive
For Theresa Bedeau, senior manager for community development banking at Capital One, the racial wealth gap is not some distant concept — it’s personal.  “I grew up in New York City, in the Bronx, and I understood the impact of lack of financial inclusion in my own community,” she says. “My neighbors’ lack of economic mobility was not due to any individual shortcomings, but the reality...
Jul 9, 2020 10:10 AM ET

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