Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion is an issue which has evolved significantly in the past few years, from an emphasis on racial diversity to an emphasis on diversity of ideas and experiences. Most major companies have diversity and inclusion programs, although these often vary in scope and can focus on different things. Some examples of diversity and inclusion initiatives which are fairly representative of the field include:

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Diversity & Inclusion

4 Ways to Improve Access to Capital for Minority-Owned Businesses

December 15, 2021

As the U.S. continues to support small business communities, here’s how the government can improve access to capital for minority entrepreneurs.

U.S. Chamber Foundation

3 Innovative Strategies to Help Black Entrepreneurs Grow

December 02, 2021

At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's fifth annual MBA Case Competition, students proposed ways to help underserved Black-owned small businesses with financial resources.

U.S. Chamber Foundation

Business Solves Day 2: Promoting DEI in the Business World

November 18, 2021

The second day of the Business Solves event focused on promoting DEI across all business sectors and how to better suppor small businesses.

U.S. Chamber Foundation

How Businesses Can Create an Effective DEI Framework

November 18, 2021

A strong diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) framework is a necessity in the modern business world. Here’s how organizations can prioritize and build on this critical work.

U.S. Chamber Foundation

Building a Better Future by Investing in Small Businesses

November 18, 2021

Together with organizations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, private-sector programs have been created to help entrepreneurs thrive in their local communities.

U.S. Chamber Foundation

The Role of Organizations and Corporations in Supporting Black-Owned Businesses

November 18, 2021

Communities, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector should step forward to help support Black-owned businesses in the COVID era and beyond.

U.S. Chamber Foundation

How U.S. Companies Can Lead on the Road to Racial Equality

November 18, 2021

Leaders of diversity and inclusion initiatives across the private sector discuss the role companies can play in advancing racial equality in the United States.

U.S. Chamber Foundation

How Purpose-Driven Businesses Can Drive Inclusive Growth

November 17, 2021

Inclusive growth is essential for business success in the modern area. Here’s how businesses can be intentional and purposeful about their growth plans.

Diversity & Inclusion

The Importance of HBCUs for Educational Equity and Economic Opportunity

November 09, 2021

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are partnering with private companies to develop and provide diverse talent. Here’s what that means for the workforce.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Are the Keys to a Thriving Workforce

November 09, 2021

Accenture CEO Jimmy Etheredge explains how companies can create a more diverse and inclusive workforce and how partnerships with HBCUs contribute to this goal.

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4 Business Insights from NBA Legend and Entrepreneur Isiah Thomas

October 28, 2021

NBA champion and entrepreneur Isiah Thomas shares his experiences as a businessman, investor, and philanthropist, and emphasizes the importance of ethics in business.

U.S. Chamber Foundation

A Bipartisan Approach to Higher Education Opportunities

October 26, 2021

Republican Senator Bill Cassidy and Democratic Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi discuss educational outcome transparency and solutions for higher education.