Our Vision & Mission
We support the evolution of antiracist, equitable corporations that can effectively contribute to building an equitable and healthy nation for all. An equitable nation includes corporations taking action to improve the lives of the 100 million economically insecure people in America living in or near poverty, within one generation. To get there, we have partnered to ignite the racial equity movement more broadly and deeply in corporate America.
To achieve an equitable nation we need equitable businesses.
While our 2021 CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity provides a North Star for business leaders, they need more than that to play a productive, long-term role in advancing racial and economic equity. We need performance standards for corporate action on racial equity that embed accountability and establish consistency and transparency for how businesses should approach, measure, disclose, and speak publicly about their equity journeys at all levels of action — within the company, within the communities in which companies are situated, and within society.
That is the next step in our work to support the private sector towards more equitable ways of operating. PolicyLink, JUST Capital, and FSG are embarking on a multiyear effort to develop rigorous corporate standards for racial equity informed by those closest to these challenges and in partnership with a strong ecosystem of partners, including B Lab, CapEQ, the Global Impact Investing Network, and many others. Learn more about this critical effort and how you can get involved.
Building A Big Tent From Day One
PolicyLink and FSG have worked together for over five years to identify and amplify how business leaders can advance racial and economic equity as a superior growth model. JUST Capital has spent years gathering and analyzing corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion data to inform its annual Rankings of America’s Most JUST Companies. JUST Capital recently released the Corporate Racial Equity Tracker, detailing disclosures from America’s largest employers on their commitments and actions around cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within their workplaces and communities. Our combined research shows the benefits to all of society when businesses address the needs of the most vulnerable within and beyond their four walls.
In 2020, our organizations came together to build upon our combined expertise on corporate strategy and racial equity, to release the CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity (2020). The Blueprint is the pathway for business leaders to tap into their greatest strengths to significantly advance racial equity across all domains of influence: within their four walls, within the communities in which they are situated, and at the societal level. It does so by outlining discrete actions and new ways of operating across the entire footprint of the business.
We invite you to join us in supporting the evolution of antiracist corporations that can effectively contribute to building an equitable and healthy nation for all.
About The Founding Members
PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing racial and economic equity by Lifting Up What Works®. Our mission is to ensure all people in America—particularly those who face the burdens of structural racism—can participate in a just society, live in a healthy community of opportunity, and prosper in an equitable economy. Our guiding ethos is Equity—the just and fair inclusion into a society in which all of us can participate, prosper, and reach our full potential. For more information, visit www.policylink.org.
FSG is a mission-driven consulting firm supporting leaders in creating large-scale, lasting social change. Through strategy, evaluation, and research we help many types of actors—individually and collectively—make progress against the world’s toughest problems. Our teams work across all sectors by partnering with leading foundations, businesses, nonprofits, and governments in every region of the globe. We seek to reimagine social change by identifying ways to maximize the impact of existing resources, amplifying the work of others to help advance knowledge and practice, and inspiring change agents around the world to achieve greater impact. For more information, visit www.fsg.org.
The mission of JUST Capital, an independent nonprofit, is to build an economy that works for all Americans by helping companies improve how they serve all their stakeholders – workers, customers, communities, the environment, and shareholders. We believe that business and markets can and must be a greater force for good, and by shifting the resources of the $19 trillion private sector, we can address systemic issues at scale, including income inequality and lack of opportunity. Guided by the priorities of the public, our research, rankings, indexes, and data-driven tools help measure and improve corporate performance in the stakeholder economy. To learn more about how data-driven insights are creating a more just future for capitalism, visit www.JUSTCapital.com.