Tying exec pay to diversity goals isn't so straightforward

Nov 2, 2021
A growing trend links CEO pay packages to achieving diversity, equity and inclusion targets that are sometimes too subjective.
A group of Blizzard employees on July 28 stage a walkout and rally to protest the company's history of sexual harassment outside of the Activision Blizzard office complex in Irvine, Calif.
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What does equitable infrastructure look like in communities of color?

Jul 20, 2021
"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Christopher Tyson about the history behind urban renewal projects and the role of the public sector in rebuilding America’s infrastructure.
An aerial view overlooking the financial district of downtown Baton Rouge is shown. Christopher Tyson, president and CEO of Build Baton Rouge, is advocating for public investment in infrastructure to promote equity.
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What corporations need to do, internally and externally, to address social equity

Jul 1, 2021
Professor Ella L.J. Bell Smith of Dartmouth says companies must bring people of color into their executive pipelines and develop their abilities.
Addressing inequity takes external action, like following through on financial pledges, as well as internal action, like paying attention to wage equity, recruitment and promotions.
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Why breaking down economic data helps create equitable policy

May 19, 2021
“I want to look at reports and see all of me,” says economist Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe.
"A first step to promoting equity in Government action is to gather the data necessary to inform that effort," Biden said in his executive order on advancing racial equity.
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Why “equity” can mean “cash” in real estate and “fairness” in everyday language

Mar 11, 2021
“Equity” comes from a Latin root meaning “fair” or ”equal.” It’s legal history started in 15th century English equity courts.
Equity has multiple meanings when it comes to real estate that derive from the term "equity of redemption."
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Films led by Black off-screen talent are consistently underfunded, study finds

Mar 11, 2021
A McKinsey & Company report finds that addressing racial inequities in entertainment could bring in another $10 billion a year.
Only about 6% of writers, directors and producers who work on films made in the U.S. are Black, and that number has barely budged in 15 years, according to a report from McKinsey & Company.
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What it means to create a trans-inclusive workplace

Mar 8, 2021
Despite a 2020 Supreme Court ruling, many trans people continue to face discrimination and mistreatment at work.
"There are a lot of resources where, people that are trans-visible, where you can listen to their podcasts or their TED Talks. There are books about trans people and they're explaining their experience. So doing the work, and meeting that person halfway," says NiiLee Grant.
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Will you be paying in cash or stock? How companies buy other firms.

Nov 7, 2019
The difference between paying in cash, stock or a combination of the two says a lot about the nature of the merger itself. It also can reflect how the companies feel about the overall economy.
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Many states still suspend driver's licenses for unpaid fines that are not related to driving

Sep 25, 2019
In some states, like Florida, government agencies depend on fines to make up budge shortfalls.
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Racial disparities in home appreciation values may perpetuate a homeownership gap

Jul 17, 2019
A study explores reasons some African Americans may be at a disadvantage when trying to build home equity.
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