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.
MLK Day is always a hard one for me because the celebration presents as performative and highlights our continued hypocrisy with race. Take some time to learn about the evolution of his leadership in civil rights and how his journey evolved into being a movement dominated by concepts of economic justice and equity.
Anyone who has moved the needle in equity work knows how important it is to have a group of leaders who are change makers and unafraid of shifting the system for the better. As Boston Mayor Michelle Wu builds her cabinet, she is letting the city know she means to make change.
What to do now if you care about advancing the needs of the business community? What Boston needs now is for business to respect its vote and come together to expand the economy and equity in the city.
Real estate can help design this new future or be remembered as one of the obstacles future generations had to overcome to get there. But either way, time will march on, and justice will continue to seep into all aspects of business.
If you are one of the many agents hoping to build your business, diversity and reaching out to communities once excluded from homebuying is one of the few blue ocean strategies remaining for this market.
This will be the year when people who hold the levers of power must respond to a changing electoral environment, let go a little and allow different flowers to bloom.
In the past several weeks Critical Race Theory, or CRT, has become the new “hot topic” in America’s continuing struggle to move forward productively on race. But businesses interested in growth ignore the debate at their peril.
This month your company’s logo probably takes on the colors of the rainbow. But we shouldn’t forget it’s also a month we can all be reminded of our inherent need for dignity in who we are and who we love. Here are a few things you can do to act on that.
Two weeks ago five of the nation’s largest banks did an about-face, asking shareholders to vote against proposals calling for third-party racial equity audits. But here’s the truth: What you don’t measure, you can’t manage.
Three million women have left the workforce since the start of the pandemic. Vice President Kamala Harris has called it a national emergency – and it is – but what are the causes and what can corporate leaders do about it?