Business Support for Protests of Racial Inequality


Below are examples of how Center members are responding to protests of racial inequality. Last date updated: 9/10/2020

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Accenture CEO Julie Sweet sent a note to employees discussing the death of George Floyd and addressing racism. She also laid out steps to improve diversity in company leadership, inclusion & diversity training, and identify new partnerships to promote diversity and fight racism. 


Adobe released a statement standing in solidarity with the Black community against social injustice and intolerance.


AIG CEO Brian Duperreault and President Peter Zaffino sent a company-wide Standing as Allies message that has also been shared on As an initial statement of support for the Black community, the AIG Foundation will make a US$500,000 donation to human rights organizations. In addition, each colleague globally will receive an additional paid day off to volunteer for an organization that focuses on education about the importance of equality, diversity, inclusion, criminal justice reform, and human and civil rights, or otherwise provides support for underrepresented and at-risk groups.

Akamai Technologies

Akamai Technologies released a statement emphasizing their opposition to racism and commitment to fostering an inclusive community.

Alliance Data

Alliance Data released a general statement on Twitter standing in solidarity against racism and inequality.

Allina Health

Allina Health released a video featuring Dr. Meghan Miller, a psychologist with Allina Health, who talks about how to discuss topics such as racism and discrimination with children.


Altria announced a $5 million commitment to fighting racism and advancing social and economic equity. They will also be starting a month long employee giving campaign with a 2-1 match and a company-wide paid “Day of Healing” on Juneteenth (June 19th) to allow employees time for personal reflection and healing.

American Electric Power [via communication with BCCCC]

American Electric Power Chairman, President & CEO Nick Akins signed on to a Columbus (OH) City Council Resolution declaring racism a public health issue. He also recorded a message to all employees affirming the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Prior to the events of this year, AEP’s Chief D&I Officer developed the D&I Roadmap to 2025, a strategic action plan that includes: a videoconference with the top 20 African-American leaders; a videoconference on racism with the top 250 leaders at AEP; a set of diversity and inclusion awareness videos for business unit and operating company leaders; a series of panel discussion webcasts with employees; and planned facilitated “safe space” small group discussions within business units.


Ameriprise made a statement affirming its commitment to taking action to help communities in the wake of George Floyd. They also announced $300,000 to community organizations such as Northside Achievement Zone, The Minneapolis Foundation Fund for Safe Communities, and the Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund via The Minneapolis Foundation, which will work to rebuild small businesses in corridors directly impacted by the unrest in Minneapolis.


Apple CEO Tim Cook released a memo to employees condemning the death of George Floyd and addressed the problems of systemic racism and fears that still exist in America. He also pledged donations to non-profits addressing racial injustice, mass incarceration, and human rights, such as the Equal Justice Initiative.

More recently, Tim Cook also announced a $100 million commitment to Apple's new Racial Justice and Equality initiative.

Applied Materials

Applied Materials posted a statement standing against racism and announcing a grant of $100,000 to the NAACP Empowerment Programs focused primarily on training, education, and advocacy at the national and local levels. The company also posted a message about its culture of inclusion on the main website. 


Assurant CEO Alan Colberg released a general statement affirming Assurant's commitment to pursuing racial inclusion and diversity.

Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta Hawks owner Tony Ressler released a statement stating that they will continue to use their platform to promote racial inclusion.

Baker & Mckenzie

The Baker & McKenzie executive committee released a statement asking employees to stand against racism.

Bank of America

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan released a statement to BoA employees committing the company to promoting racial diversity and inclusion. Additionally, the company is making a $1 billion, four-year commitment to help local communities address economic and racial inequality. 

Bank of America has donated $25 million to the launch of the Smithsonian's new "Race, Community and Our Shared Future" initiative. This initiative will explore how Americans currently understand, experience, and confront race, its impact of communities, and how that impact is shaping the nation's future.

Baxter Healthcare

Baxter Healthcare senior leadership released a joint statement declaring their commitment to inclusion and diversity.


BBVA CEO Javier Soler expressed solidarity with the black community and reaffrimed BBVA's commitment to diversity in a general statement on the BBVA website.

Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Bank hosted a town hall on June 4-5 featuring leaders such as Ayanna Pressley to discuss racial inclusion and diversity.


Blackbaud released a general statement emphasizing equality and condemning racism.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Minnesota

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Minnesota issued a joint statement on the death of George Floyd and made a commitment to racial justice.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina released a statement standing against racism, and standing with its Black employees and members along with all others who are experiencing trauma as a result of the ongoing violence against Black lives in our country.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Bright Horizons CEO Stephen Kramer made a statement calling for Bright Horizons members to come together to fight for racial justice.

Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton released a statement expressing their intent to move forward as a frim to fight social injustice.

Campbell Soup Company

Campbell Soup Company CEO Mark Clouse released a statement acknowledging the recent events and promising to devote the company to fighting racism and promoting inclusion and diversity.

Capital One

Capital One is committing $10 million and establishing a dollar-for-dollar associate gift matching program.


CBRE Group launched a fundraising program to provide financial support for efforts to advance social justice reform and combat racism. CBRE is also donating $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and $1 million to the National Urban League. Additionally, the company is matching employee contributions to these organizations, dollar for dollar, up to an additional $1 million for each organization. 

Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank has announced a multi-million dollar commitment to address critical economic needs, build stronger communities, and create a culture of inclusion through a number of initiatives such as grants to minority-owned businesses, economic opportunity funds, and matching colleague donations. As part of its commitment, Citizens has also pledged to invest in additional internal efforts to bring its workforce and leadership more closely in line with the demographics of the communities it serves, while driving greater levels of understanding and empathy among colleagues regarding issues of racial equity.

The Clorox Company

Clorox CEO Benno Dorer announced a $2.5 million commitment to supporting black businesses and communities impacted by recent events, engaging black youth, and accelerating justice reforms. The company is also committing to volunteering to fight for equality and justice, increasing spending on minority-owned businesses, and serving underserved communities. 

The Coca-Cola Company

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey released a public statement acknowledging the problem of racism and police brutality. He also announced that his company plans to host a “Stand As One” panel to discuss racism and injustice as well as ways to create change.


Comcast announced a multiyear plan to allocate $100 million to fight injustice and inequality against any race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or ability.

Comerica Bank

Comerica Bank announced its $1 million commitment over four years to the National Business League as part of a national partnership that will launch the Black Capital Access Program (BCAP), an access to capital initiative to assist Black businesses across the country.

Comerica Bank announced that it is moving $10 million in deposits to Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) within its five-state footprint, as well as building a mutual mentoring relationship with these institutions. MDIs assist minority and under-served communities and foster economic viability in these communities. Of this $10 million in deposits, Comerica has allocated $7.5 million ($2.5 million each) to First Independence Bank in Detroit; Broadway Federal Bank in Los Angeles; and Unity National Bank in Houston. The relationship includes a partnership that fosters collaboration and mentorship, with Comerica and MDIs each sharing their expertise in key lines of business.


Chairman & CEO Ryan Lance wrote a letter to ConocoPhillips employees condemning racial injustice. 

Cox Enterprises

Cox Enterprise announced the creation of a $1 million fund to help organizations that support social justice and civil rights.

CW Hemp

CW Hemp released a statement expressing solidarity with Black Lives Matter.


Deloitte CEO Joe Ucuzoglu released a statement to Deloitte employees expressing the company's position against racial injustice.

Delta Dental of California  [via communication with BCCCC]

Delta Dental of California and its affiliates announced a $100,000 donation to the NAACP Empowerment Programs, Inc. through the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation and is doubling matching employee donations up to an additional $100,000 to select racial equity nonprofit organizations.


DocuSign announced that they will be contributing $500,000 to the NAACP and other social justice causes as well as triple-matching employee contributions.

Dow Chemical

Dow Chemical CEO Jim Fitterling wrote a letter on the company website acknowledging the death of George Floyd and the inequities and racial injustices in America. He called for Dow Chemical to work towards being a more inclusive company and fostering an open culture.


Dupont CEO Ed Breen Sent a message to employees condemning racism and pushing for a focus on inclusion and diversity.


The EA Madden NFL twitter account posted a message saying that the release of Madden NFL 21 is being postponed as there is a need to stand together and commit change right now. EA Sports stands with their African American/Black community of friends, players, colleagues and partners. EA Sports also announced a $1 million donation to organization such as the Equal Justice Initiative and the NAACP, an extra day of PTO for volunteering, and doubling the match on EA employee donations through June.


Eastman CEO Mark Costa released a message to employees calling for lasting change and a focus on racial inclusion.


CEO Richard Edelman wrote an article about a virtual meeting held to discuss recent events in which employees were able to share stories and encourage hiring and promotion of diverse talent. Edelman has committed to supporting more local NGOs across America and the CEO has promised to hire more diverse senior executives within the next year. 


Elkay released a statement acknowledging the horrific incident involving George Floyd, and fully supports those who are peacefully expressing their passion for achieving equal justice. The statement also condemns racism, discrimination, and social injustice of any kind.


Enbridge tweeted out a commitment to equality and diversity.

The Estée Lauder Companies

The Estée Lauder Companies published a statement in solidarity with the Black community. The company stands with employees, consumers and fellow citizens against racism, violence and hatred.


Evergy CEO Terry Bassham released a statement declaring a commitment to racial inclusion.


Exelon released a statement to employees expressing solidarity with Black Lives Matter and its commitment to racial inclusion.


On Juneteenth, EY announced a series of commitments to fight racial injustice. They announced they will be investing $3 million in organizations committed to fighting social injustices, contributing a total of $4 million collectively to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and helping black professional development.

F5 Networks

F5 Networks co-chairs wrote a letter to their employees stating their commitment to diveristy and inclusion and providing resources for racial justice.

Farmers Insurance

Farmers CEO Jeff Dailey announced a series of commitments to the black community, including a $250,000 donation to the Los Angeles Urban League and reinforcing the need for volunteering in underserved communities.


Frederick Smith, Chairman and CEO of the FedEx Corporation, and Raj Subramaniam, President and COO, released a statement addressing the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and the unrest in the community. The statement also reaffirmed FedEx's belief in respect for all, and their embrace of diversity in their workforce.

In a recent letter to all team members, Chairman & CEO Frederick W. Smith and FedEx Corporation President and COO Raj Subramaniam stated “we are proud of our long-standing history of supporting and fostering relationships with organizations that are working to make our society more equitable and just.” One of those organizations is the National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM), which was highlighted during the June 22nd NASCAR race at Talladega. FedEx ran an all-black #11 "Driving for Change" car. The car's hood featured a large NCRM logo, honoring the relationship the company has had with the museum as a founding partner since it opened in 1991. FedEx has provided well over $7 million dollars of support to the museum over the past 29 years, and recently announced a new $500,000 donation - $250,000 from the company and a $250,000 gift from Mr. Smith.

Fifth Third Bank

Kala Gibson, Fifth Third Executive Vice President and Head of Business Banking, recently penned an editorial titled "The Intersection of Rage, Fear, and Hope" in the Cincinnati Enquirer. In the editorial, Gibson addresses the emotions often associated not only within a Black Lives Matter movement, but also as a black man and the father of two young black men. "My heart is heavy, and I’m deeply saddened over the recent events, but I continue to have hope and faith in our country," stated Gibson. "I believe this is our defining moment. This is the moment we say enough is enough. This is the moment we stand against injustice and inequality.”

FirstEnergy Corp.

FirstEnergy posted a message standing with employees, customers, business partners and communities in condemning acts of discrimination, violence and racism. 


Fiserv has created a Forward Together action plan to support its associates and communities, including the launch of a matching donation campaign on Juneteenth. The company offered a two-to-one company match to the following non-profits that support the Black and LGBTQ+ communities: NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation, Race Forward, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), The Trevor Project, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), and Out & Equal.

General Mills

In honor of Pride 2020, General Mills raised the Progress Pride Flag, which incorporates the Transgender Flag as well as Black and Brown stripes, to show our solidarity and support for Black Lives Matter and marginalized communities of color. “It’s been such a heavy time and being able to celebrate Pride with colleagues and honor its history by remembering the Stonewall Riots that were sparked by a Black transgender woman in response to police brutality and discrimination is extremely important,” says Molly Sjostrom, global inclusion manager. “It speaks to intersectionality and the need for allyship within and across our marginalized communities to drive real change.” In addition to raising the Progress Pride Flag, Betty’s Family, General Mills’ LGBTQ+ employee network group, invited employees near our World Headquarters to participate in our first-ever car parade to celebrate together and see the flag waving proudly.

General Motors

General Motors CEO Mary Barra wrote an email to employees denouncing racism and explaining actions that the company is taking to drive change. Barra writes that effective by the end of the quarter, she is commissioning an Inclusion Advisory Board (IAB) of both internal and external leaders. 

General Motors also announced on Juneteenth to pledge $10 million to support organizations promoting racial justice and inclusion. The initial $1 million has been allocated for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the remaining $9 million will be donated to organizations guided by our Employee Resource Groups.


Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta released a statement denouncing racism and making a commitment to support racial minorities.


HITT has released a statement declaring its dedication to its Zero Tolerance for Intolerance Policy. Recently, all HITT jobsites conducted mandatory safety stand downs to emphasize its Zero Tolerance policy. Zero Tolerance signage has been placed at the entrance of all offices and jobsites to serve as a reminder to all team members, partners and visitors.

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells released a press release standing in solidarity with George Floyd and the protestors. Additionally, the company has committed to matching up to $200,000 in donations by its employees to organizations combating racial discrimination and injustice. Hogan Lovells has also made a formal pledge to devote at least 65,000 pro bono hours through 2023 to breaking down the deeply rooted, systemic barriers in society that profoundly impact people of color.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company

Houghton Mifflin's Twitter released a statement expressing solidarity with the black community.


ICF released a statement condemning racism and supporting racial diversity and inclusion.


Indeed tweeted a message from its CEO to say that the company stands in solidarity with the Black community against historical and systemic racism, violence and hate, finishing with the statement with #blacklivesmatter

Independence Blue Cross

Independence Blue Cross made a statement pledging to fight against racial inequality.

Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand CEO Vicente Reynal by announcing that they will accelerate the conversation on racial equity by launching interactive sessions – Purpose and Values Activation, Owning Our Future Forums and Unconscious Bias – that build our inclusive and respectful culture.

Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain made a Twitter post showing solidarity with the black community.

Janus Henderson Investors

Janus Henderson released a statement expressing solidarity with the black community.


Jacobs CEO Steve Demetriou made a general statement on Linked-In reaffirming the corporate values held by Jacobs and a need to demonstrate inclusion in the wake of the recent tragic deaths.


JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes and COO Joanna Geraghty announced a commitment to promoting diversity training and sensitivity, investing in minority communities, and promoting diversity amongst their crew members.


Kohl's has released a statement declaring its commitment to creating an environment where everyone feels a sense of equity, where diversity is valued at all levels, and where inclusion is evident across our business. To support this, the company created a new Diversity and Inclusion framework, which addresses three pillars: Our People, Our Customers, and Our Community. The mission of its Diversity and Inclusion strategy is to fulfill lives through equity, diversity and inclusion. Kohl's is embedding its diversity and inclusion strategy throughout its business by being intentional about its programs and practices and holding itself accountable with measurable goals and results. Additionally, Kohl's is also dedicating $1 million to five non-profit organizations in the Milwaukee community that serve diverse communities.


KPMG participated in Blackout Tuesday on social media.

On June 19, Paul Knopp, KPMG’s new Chairman and CEO announced ACCELERATE 2025–a targeted effort to tackle one essential dimension of the firm’s overall I&D agenda–namely, ensuring that more individuals from underrepresented groups choose KPMG as their employer of choice, build careers at KPMG, and advance to leadership positions within our firm and within the profession. This follows a donation of $500,000 for a newly-created KPMG U.S. Foundation Racial Equity Action Fund and the exploration of new partnerships with organizations focusing on equity and inclusion as a part of their core business.

The Kroger Company

Rodney McMullen, The Kroger Company's Chairman and CEO, released a statement condemning the senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. Kroger is creating more opportunities for its associates to share openly their thoughts and feelings about their experiences with discrimination—and for its company and leaders to listen more deeply and deliberately. Similarly, Kroger's African American Associate Resource Group has developed an allyship resource guide, and the Kroger Co. Foundation is establishing a $5 million fund to support the advancement of racial equity and justice

Lam Reserach Corporation

Lam Reseach CEO Tim Archer sent a message to employees committing $500,000 to support social and racial justice and another $500,000 to help black communities affected by Covid-19.


LG&E released a statement expressing support for diversity and Inclusion.

Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual announced that they will be donating $1 mililon to the Equal Justice Initiative. They will also be also be doubling employee donations to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Race Forward, National Urban League, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Black Lives Matter Foundation and EJI. 

The Museum of African American History in Boston received a $1 million grant from its long-time partner, the Liberty Mutual Foundation, which will go towards creating a new social justice initiative.

Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial CEO Dennis R. Glass released a statement reaffirming the company's commitment to fighting racism and promoting diversity and inclusion.


LogMeIN tweeted a statement condemning racism and discrimination and placing an emphasis on equality of all people.


Lowe's CEO Marvin Ellison made a public statement for his employees calling for support and empathy after the death of George Floyd. 


CEO and Co-Founder Ben Chestnut announced that Mailchimp is offering price relief for organizations working to end social injustice in the United States in response to the murder of George Floyd and the nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism. 

Major League Baseball

MLB released a statement denouncing racism and racial injustice. The league also expressed a commitment to engaging its communites to invoke change. 

Initial support via general managers of all MLB teams, and matched by MLB and team owners, provided more than $1 million to charities such as NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Equal Justice Initiative, Color of Change, Campaign Zero, and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.


ManpowerGroup tweeted that they stood in solidarity with the black community.


MassMutual's CEO Roger Crandall released a statement on Twitter expressing solidarity with those that have been affected by racism.

Mayo Clinic

Many Mayo Clinic staff participated today in a moment of silent reflection and expression, joining with health care professionals across the country to express their commitment to improve the health and safety of people of color..

Merck & Co

Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier took to CNBC to talk about the racial injustice and discrimination in the United States and the failures of the justice system.


MetLife released a statement on Twitter reaffirming its commitment to diversity and desire to bring about change in race relations. MetLife also announced a $5 million donation to the UNCF and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.

MFS Investment

MFS Investment CEO Mike Roberge sent a letter to his employees to discuss the issue of race. He also encouraged empoyees to take advantage of the matching gifts program.


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addressed Microsoft employees on a town hall call and expressed the need for systemic change against racism. Nadella referenced Microsoft's partnership with the Criminal Justice Reform Initiative and asked that employees check in on one another and advocate for change within the company, community and society.

Microsoft also announced $1.5 million in donations to the Black Lives Matter Foundation, Equal Justice Initiative, Innocence Project, The Leadership Conference, Minnesota Freedom Fund, and NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund. 


Mimecast made a statement declaring their commitment to racial equality and diversity as well as standing in solidarity with black community. They also reaffirmed their commitments to black communities.


MoneyGram tweeted their support for equality and paused all social media interactions.


Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman shared a statement on LinkedIn regarding the events following the death of George Floyd.

National Grid

National Grid released a statement expressing that they stood in solidarity with black communities and that black lives matter.


NetApp CEO George Kurrian sent a message standing in solidarity with the black community and asking employees to be more aware of racial issues.

New Balance

New Balance released a series of tweets in support of their minority athletes and George Floyd


Nike released a video on Twitter with the message of "Don't Do It" in response to George Floyd's death. Adidas stood in solidarity with Nike and shared the video. The company also announced $40 million commitment to support racial equality.

Novant Health

Novant Health released a video on Twitter expressing their support of diversity.


OhioHealth participated in the #WhiteCoatsForBlackLives and kneeled in solidarity with the black community on June 8.

Old National Bank

Old National Bank is pleased to announce its partnership with Bankable and the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council (Mid-States MSDC) to promote and support Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). This partnership will provide unique and flexible financing solutions and business development resources to Mid-States MSDC certified MBEs within the State of Indiana to ensure each entity’s future stability, growth and success. Old National is providing $50,000 in funding to launch the partnership with an emphasis on broadening economic development and financial empowerment initiatives among diverse businesses and geographies.

One Gas

One Gas released a statement on Twitter standing in solidarity with black communities and against racism.

Plexus Worldwide

Plexus Worldwide participated in BlackOutTuesday and announced that they stood in solidarity against racism.

Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle released a statement in support of Black Lives Matter on Twitter.

Premera Blue Cross

Premera Blue Cross held a forum on racial inequality and gave their support against racism.


PSEG announced the creation of the Powering Equity and Social Justice initiative and a $1 million commitment to support organizations that address the racial injustice, inequality and human rights in communities of color.


PwC Chair Tim Ryan sent a message expressing what PwC will do to fight racism, including creating a D&I Council, donating $250,000 to The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., Dream Corps., The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation and The Center for Policing Equity and match up to $1,000 of our peoples' individual donations to these four organizations, and volunteering more at racial justice nonprofits.


Qlik released a statement on Twitter affirming their commitment to racial equality and social justice.


QVC CEO Mike George released a statement on Twitter declaring that the company stood in solidarity with their black colleagues. QVC also announced a $1 million donation to the Equal Justice Initiative and to match up to $1 million in employee donations.


Raytheon CEO Gregory J. Hayes sent a letter to Raytheon employees addressing George Floyd's death.


Relativity released a statement on Twitter stating that they stood with the black community.

Robert Half

Robert Half released a statement declaring that they will continue to adhere to racial justice. 

Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation made a statement on Twitter that they would stand and listen to racial diversity.

Royal Bank of Canada

RBC committed $1.5 million to racial justice organizations in North America, including the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and the Equal Justice Initiative in the US and the Black Business and Professional Association, Business Is Jammin’ and Tropicana Community Services in Canada.

City National Bank, an RBC subsidiary, announced a $400,000 donation to NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Equal Justice Initiative.

S&P Global

S&P Global is taking the following actions to accelerate progress in diversity and inclusion: leading courageous conversations with employees to develop greater understanding; tripling the number of full-time people devoted to accelerating Diversity & Inclusion; doubling financial investments in D&I initiatives and Employee Resource Groups; expanding existing inclusion training globally to address bias and micro-aggressions; and contributing USD $1M via the S&P Global Foundation to non-profit organizations that support equity and racial justice.


SAIC CEO Nazzic Keane declared that the company stood for racial diversity.

Sallie Mae

The Sallie Mae Fund, the charitable arm of Sallie Mae, will contribute $4.5 million in scholarships and grants over the next three years to increase higher education access and completion among minority students and underserved communities and to support educational programs that advance social justice, diversity, inclusion, and equality. Specifically, the Sallie Mae Fund, in partnership with The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, will launch new programs this fall to provide a total of $3 million in scholarships over the next three years to help minority students and underserved communities access to higher education and complete their post-secondary education program.


Sanofi released a statement on Twitter that they stood against racism.

Santander Bank

Santander Bank released a statement on Twitter standing for diversity and respect.

Santander US announced that it is redoubling its commitment to racial equity and justice with $5.2 million in giving and initiatives supporting social equity. “The actions we are announcing today are part of the ongoing work that Santander is doing to help make our country, our communities and our company places where equality and justice prevail,” said Tim Wennes, Santander US CEO. “This starts with listening to our Black colleagues and hearing their perspectives, engaging in meaningful conversations with community leaders about racial inequality and how to help eradicate it, and providing financial support to organizations dedicated to bringing about real change for people of color.”

Seyfarth Shaw

Seyfarth Shaw inclusion & diversity officer Kori Carew released a statement to employees expressing grief at the death of George Floyd and vowing to ensure that diversity and inclusion is at the forefront of Seyfarth Shaw's efforts. Carew also stated that Seyfarth will be offering pro bono and community service opportunities as well as holding a discussion on racism and inclusion.


CEO Tobi Lutke announced that Shopify will donate $500,000 to NAACP LDF, $250,000 to Black Health Alliance and $250,000 to Campaign Zero

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines released a statement standing in solidarity with the black community. The company is also donating $500,000 to advance the missions of 100 Black Men of America and National Urban League.


Stantec CEO released a statment on Twitter denouncing racism and celebrating diversity.

Subaru of America

Subaru of America, Inc., released a statement saying that it is standing with a nation rising to fight social injustice after the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Rayshard Brooks, along with the untold other Black Americans. Working together with the leadership of its employee resource group Black & Latino Employee Network for Diversity at Subaru (BLENDS), Subaru is announcing a $500,000 donation to the Equal Justice Initiative. Also, in collaboration with its partners, Performance Paradigm, Subaru is expanding its equity, inclusion, and diversity training experiences. Subaru has already introduced R.I.C.H. Dialogues, a conversation tool that explores how to have meaningful dialogues around race, identity, culture and heritage to the executive team and managers. Furthermore, Subaru commits to do even more to create a culture of inclusion throughout all levels of its company.


Symetra released a statement declaring the need for change to promote racial justice. 


Synopsys released a statement that they stood in solidarity with George Floyd.


Sysco participated in BlackOut Tuesday and stood in solidarity against racism.

TJX [via communication with BCCCC]
In a recent press release, TJX has announced that they are also donating $10 million over two years to global organizations that combat racism and address systemic racism. 

T. Rowe Price

T. Rowe Price CEO Bill Stromberg released a statement committing the company to fighting racial injustice.

T. Rowe and Price and its Foundation announced a $2 million commitment to organizations working to fight racial injustices. The donation is a continuation of the firm's commitment to racial equity, which became a stronger focus following the 2015 Baltimore unrest resulting from the death of Freddie Gray. The Foundation will work closely with an advisory committee that will include representation from the firm's associates to determine the recipients of this donation.


Target CEO Brian Cornell released a note acknowledging the pain experienced by the black community in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. Target also made an announcement that they will be closing down all stores as long as the riots/protests continue out of fear for the safety of their employees, paying them up to 14 days of scheduled hours.

Target announced a $10 million donation to support racial justice and 10,000 hours of pro-bono consulting services for minority-owned small businesses.

TD Ameritrade

TD Ameritrade announced that they will be donating $500,000 to the National Urban League to fight for racial justice.

TD Bank

TD Bank CEO Bharat Masrani released a statement making it clear that racism would not be tolerated by TD. He also expressed condolences to his employees who were being affected by the wake of George Floyd's death.


Telus announced on Twitter that they stood with racial justice and donated $50,000 to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.


Teradata made a statement on Twitter in solidarity with racial justice and a pledge to donate to racial justice organizations.

Texas Health Resources

CEO Barclay Berdan wrote a message encouraging Texas Health Resources employees, phisicians on medical staff and those in its facilities to aprticipatein the White Coats for Black Lives movement. 

Texas Instruments [via communication with BCCCC]

The Texas Instruments Foundation Board of Directors has committed an initial $1 million to support racial equity.


TJX CEO Ernie Herman released a statement expressing sorrow at the death of George Floyd and stating that TJX would stand by racial justice. He also encourages employees to hold conversations and to empathize with one another.


Travelers pledged $1 million to assist nonprofits dedicated to advancing racial equity across the United States and rebuilding damaged businesses in Minnesota where the company has a significant presence. 


UL CEO Jenny Scanlon made a statement standing for diversity and against racism.


UPS released a statement calling for justice and reform to advance equality. The company is allocating $3.2 million for programming to support employment, education, small businesses, advocacy and reform with longstanding UPS partners including the National Urban League, the NAACP, United Negro College Fund and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights’ Education Fund, among others. UPS also committed $1 Million to the National Museum of African American History and Culture and one million UPS employee volunteer hours of service around the world in support of mentorship and educational programming in underserved Black communities.


USAA CEO Wayne Peacock made a statement to his employees that they will stand in solidarity with the black community and fight against racism.

U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank will increase new lending to black-owned businesses and rebuild three Minneapolis branches damaged in riots last week, its parent U.S. Bancorp said Friday as it announced other steps to combat racial inequality. US Bank Chief Diversity Officer Greg Cunningham released a statement expressing grief over George Floyd and challenging banks to do a better job of addressing minority bankiing issues.

U.S. Bank also announced several investments and initiatives to bridge social and economic gaps and enhance opportunity for people of color. The $116 million commitment will go towards rebuilding and investing in Minneapolis. The company is also providing an additional 8 hours of paid time off to employees so that they can volunteer in their communities during the next two months as recovery efforts are underway.

U.S. Bank announced today details of a $15 million Rebuild and Transform Fund, which will help small businesses impacted by civil unrest and support organizations working to address systemic economic and racial inequities. The U.S. Bank Foundation will make philanthropic investments in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-led organizations, with a priority on Black-led nonprofits. The initial $5 million in grants will be distributed in the Twin Cities as general operating support and will include funding to grantees to support trauma care for staff or residents in impacted areas.


Vanguard released a statement on Twitter standing against racism.


CEO Hans Vestberg released a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Verizon Foundation has pledged $10M to aid organizations dedicated to equality and social justice, shared equally with the following organizations: The National Urban League, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Action Network, Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights, Rainbow Push Coalition, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.


ViacomCBS President Chris McCarthy sent an internal memo to employees condeming the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. He also pledged to use ViacomCBS's platform to spread awareness of racial injustice and inequality and to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. McCarthy also announced that Viacom platforms will observe an 8 minute and 46 seconds moment of silence on June 1 in memorial of George Floyd.

Nickelodeon presented a program on June 29, 2020 hosted by Alicia Keys that amplified the voices and experiences of Black children across the country amid current events. The special featured the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement answering questions from real kids, offered tools for families to have constructive conversations about race and inclusivity, and highlighted teen activists who are fighting racial injustice. Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special is the first of a series of Nick News specials that will air on Nickelodeon in the coming months. 


Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Stefano Pessina wrote a message to customers, team members and communities addressing the tragic death of George Floyd and expressing the company's commitment to diversity, inclusiveness, equal treatment and safety of all people. 

The Walt Disney Company

Disney CEO Bob Chapek, Executive Chairman Bob Iger, and Chief Diversity Officer Latondra Newton released a joint statement to their employees condemning the killing of George Floyd and vowing for "real change". They stated that they will put more effort into opening up communications within the company. Disney has also pledged $5 million to organizations fighting for racial justice, with the first $2 milion going to the NAACP as well as matching employee donations to such organizations.

Colin Kaepernick and Walt Disney Co. have reached a deal that brings together the activist quarterback and the entertainment giant to produce content about the racial and social topics Kaepernick has championed. The Disney-Kaepernick partnership will include “scripted and unscripted stories that explore race, social injustice, and the quest for equity,” the parties said in a release, and will “showcase the work of Black and Brown directors and producers.” The content will be available on platforms including ESPN, Hulu and The Undefeated, the ESPN platform that covers racial and cultural issues.


WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar responded to the George Floyd protests and vandalizing of CNN headquarters by stressing the need to hear the black voices of his employees and to increase their collective empathy with the black community. He also urged for his employees to watch/read four statements on racial injustice. WarnerBros has also joined many other streaming platforms to stream "Just Mercy" for free to help educate people on black civil rights.

Waters Corporation

President and CEO Chris O'Connell shared a message with Waters global employees as a reminder to take action, drive change and build an inclusive world. O'Connell also details actions the company is taking including appointing a Senior Diversity & Inclusion Officer, implementing mandatory Learning Path for Diversity & Inclusion trainings and host meetings to engage in dialogue and feedback on the topic of inclusion. 

WE Communications

Global CEO and Founder Melissa Waggener Zorkin wrote a message speaking out about the death of George Floyd and denouncing hate, discrimination and injustice. Waggener Zorkin finishes the message with a call to honor lives lost to senseless acts of unjust violence, a call to reflect on each's own role in moving people to positive action and a call to take action.

Webster Financial

President and CEO John Ciulla wrote a message to employees about the tragic and senseless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. Ciulla ends the message by emphasizing the importance of having honest and authentic dialogue across the organization. Webster Financial also announced a $100,000 donation to the Equal Justice Initiative and the RE Center Race & Equity in Education.

Wells Fargo

In an email to Wells Fargo employees, CEO Charlie Scharf stated that "We must do all we can to support diverse communities", urging for white employees to have empathy and expressing his condolences to those affected by the death of George Floyd. He also reaffirmed a commitment to diversity and inclusion and called for open dialogue between employees.

Wells Fargo announced launching a $400 million small business recovery effort to help small businesses impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic keep their doors open, retain employees, and rebuild. The company will engage nonprofit organizations to provide capital, technical support, and long-term resiliency programs to small businesses with an emphasis on those that are minority-owned businesses. “By donating approximately $400 million in processing fees to assist small businesses in need, Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund creates opportunities for near-term access to capital and addresses the road ahead to meaningful economic recovery, especially for Black and African American entrepreneurs and other minority-owned businesses,” said Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf. “Wells Fargo is committed to helping small businesses impacted by COVID-19 stay open and get back to growth.”

Wescom Credit Union

Wescom participated in #BlackOutTuesday on June 2nd by taking the day to pause social media activity. CEO Darren Williams also put out a message expressing the company's commitment to building better lives within its community. 

White & Case

White & Case Chair Hugh Verrier sent a message to all employees expressing the need to fight injustice and racism.

Winston & Strawn

Winston & Strawn released a letter expressing grief over the death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and affirmed their position against racism. They also stated that their next step would be to work with the Black Lawyers Network for recommendations on what steps they should take.

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy tweeted a message denouncing racism, intolerance and discrimination. The company's CEO, Ben Fowke also signed a letter with other Minnesota CEOs addressing the death of George Floyd and committing to make a substantive change in each's organization. 


President and CEO Victor Peng wrote a message to employees in solidarity with the Black community and in support of peaceful protests against racism and inequality. The company is donating to organizations fighting to end discrimination, including the Color of Change, the Equal Justice Initiative, the NAACP LDF, and the National Urban League.


Zendesk published a blog detailing 5 core actions that the company is taking to take an active role in establishing a more equitable society. These actions include: supporting employees, empowering managers to engage in meaningful conversations, formalizing policies, investing in global diversity, equity and inclusion and donating money to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the NAACP.


Zovio put out a message denouncing racism and violence, stating that these things are not acceptable, nor tolerated at the company.