Social Investment for an Inclusive Future: Creating the World We Want to See

Social Investment for an Inclusive Future: Creating the World We Want to See
As the U.S. experiences a reckoning around social justice issues and the novel coronavirus pandemic further illuminates the existing disparities in our systems, the need to ensure an inclusive future that uplifts everyone is greater than ever. 
In this series sponsored by Cisco, we’ll take a closer look at the importance of driving toward an inclusive future and the role businesses play in creating it. The first step is to make sure that a company’s operations, products and services serve equitable ends. After that, a company should consider how it can use social investments to build partnerships with the social entrepreneurs and nonprofits that have the expertise to address the complicated problems of inequality and critical human need. (Image credit: insta_photos/Adobe Stock)

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This Nonprofit Helps Parents and Teachers Overcome Language Barriers to Make Distance Learning Doable
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Cisco Demonstrates How Social Investment Can Power an Inclusive Future
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