“The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism today announced the names of more than 200 organizations whose CEOs have signed the BlackNorth Initiative’s pledge committing their organizations to specific actions and targets designed to end anti-Black systemic racism.
The names of the organizations, listed below, are being released ahead of the inaugural BlackNorth Initiative Summit, taking place, virtually, this afternoon, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ET).
“Until now, Blacks have been left behind by the diversity movement in Canada. Today, that changes,” said Wes Hall, Founder and Chairman of The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism. “In just 47 days we have built the modern, Canadian version of the NAACP. The BlackNorth Initiative is purpose-built to be THE VOICE of Blacks and THE FORCE to drive measurable change for Blacks. Uniquely positioned, it has the reach, resources and approach needed to dismantle anti-Black systemic racism.”
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The list of supporting organizations is extraordinarily diverse and spans companies of all sizes, industries and mandates, including; financial services, education, extractive industries, professional services, healthcare, online services, consulting, manufacturing, small to medium sized firms, business associations, private companies, and more.”
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Business Wire 20 July 2020.