For many years, businesses shied from taking a stance on societal issues. But as more people look to align their careers and purchases with their values, companies are stepping up to address pressing issues. That’s especially apparent now, as calls for a more equitable society have become rally cries for racial justice in the wake of shootings and other violent attacks on People of Color — Jacob Blake, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor — in just the last few months.
After Floyd’s murder, many businesses made public statements in support of Black Lives Matter and their desire for an economy and society that work for all people. But moving from words to actions to create that economy requires a commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion — a field known as JEDI.
One leader in that field is Dr.