Three trailblazers this year showed what’s possible to increase access to capital for underrepresented consumers and entrepreneurs – not out of some sense of charity, but because it’s good for business and our community.
When we talk about the racial wealth gap, we often don’t talk about how we got here: redlining, and the role some financial institutions play in continuing to lock Black and brown families out of wealth creation.
A new book chronicling Boston’s history shows why so much anger, frustration and distrust continues to exist within the city’s communities, and it’s a must-read for everyone in real estate.
If you’re trying to make change in your organization, fatigue – yours and your coworkers’ – can be a huge obstacle. Here are three ways to help get around that and keep momentum going.
After the Supreme Court’s landmark affirmative action decision, eyes now turn to business leaders to see who will be the first to rein in their DEI. But when they do, their customers and employees will be watching.
Legendary musician and activist Harry Belafonte’s recent passing challenges us with a question: If fame and fortune were yours in abundance, would you still prioritize making a difference in the world?
The party that once said it wanted the government to be so small it could be drowned in a bathtub now wants it to be big enough to be everywhere – in libraries, business strategy and uteruses. It’s not future-facing, and it’s not good for business.
Mayor Michelle Wu’s priorities are largely aligned with those of the business community: better schools, faster transportation and less expensive housing. But delivering on those priorities requires significant change.
All it takes is one person who is willing to provide opportunities for others to learn and grow, and then scale from smaller projects to bigger ones. And developer Ralph Parent and his mentor Merrill Diamond show how success just begets more success.
These DEI resolutions for 2023 make sense for businesses not only socially, but also economically. And why wouldn’t they? Increasingly, those two goals are one in the same.
While other culture heritage months seem to have more obvious ways to celebrate, we may be less clear about how to observe and honor Native American Heritage Month in the workplace. Here are some ideas.
Rather than seeing community as a barrier, developers need to understand their way to success lies through trusting and valuing the community they hope to develop.
Rather than just dismiss the issues or the amendment, this may be an opportunity for the business community to highlight its solutions to Massachusetts’ ongoing problems.
The MBTA is in need of an overhaul, and not just to meet safety standards. It needs to reestablish its relationship with the state and its citizens.
The business community holds a lot of political power that we can use to respond to our employees, investors and communities’ worries about this country’s pressing political problems.
Gentrification across Boston has created a significant shortage of affordable housing, in particular rentals that are too often beyond the reach of so many – especially young people of color.
Gosder Cherilus, founder and CEO of Bastion Cos. and a former top NFL player, is making moves in Boston commercial real estate and fighting to open the industry to more Black- and Latino-owned firms.
We often work with our clients to understand that for development to truly be inclusive, it must be authentic, transparent and grounded in community engagement. It also helps developers meet their diversity, equity and inclusion goals in a sustainable way.
“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler was arrested in a Bank of America branch in Atlanta trying to withdraw $12,000. There is so much to unpack in this incident, and much that Massachusetts’ banks can learn.
Black real estate history is being made in Boston right now, thanks to some dedicated, hard-working people blazing trails in an industry that’s still mostly white.