The Business Case for Closing the Racial Equity Gap

The United States stands to realize an $8 trillion gain in GDP by closing the racial equity gap, so much more needs to be done to address this.


Air Date: June 23, 2021

Moderator: Bob Thomas, Chief Operating Officer, Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Featured Guests: Carlos Rangel, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

In 2018, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation reported that the United States stands to realize an $8 trillion gain in GDP by closing the racial equity gap. As such, there is an incredibly strong business case for working to produce more meaningful outcomes in racial equity across the country.

Bob Thomas, Chief Operating Officer for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, spoke with Carlos Rangel, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for W.K. Kellogg Foundation about the research and what actions the business community can take today to advance racial equity in our businesses and communities.


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