Chicago companies invented many of today’s business practices—now C Suite leaders are reinventing them.
Companies are replacing business as usual with new ways to align business operations and equity in hiring, real estate development, procurement, finance and other areas to achieve great results
Managing Director Brian Fabes thanked members for their investment in our shared purpose to use Chicago firms’ brainpower and economic strength to build a regional economy that works for all at our first member meeting in February 2023 hosted by Sidley Austin LLP.
Discover found catering lunch daily from restaurants near their new Chatham call center was a win-win for front-line customer care agents and the community.
Accenture has powered its U.S. hiring in recent years by removing degree requirements for nearly half its roles. Diversifying hiring sources has led to a more inclusive culture and attracted top talent from varied backgrounds, the firm's Mike Chiappetta says.
Increasingly Google Certificates -- instead of degrees -- are creating an inclusive new hiring pipeline that’s also an avenue for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Deloitte and many other employers.
DEI principles inform every aspect of the business at SDI Presence, including how they work with subcontractors — a term SDI replaced with the word "partners" early on.
As one of the first financial institutions to establish a foundation, Fifth Third has a long history of philanthropy. But to make transformative progress toward equity, especially in communities that have experienced sustained disinvestment, they knew they needed a different strategy.
The Chicago H-1B Connect Coalition brings together the Commercial Club of Chicago, 1871, the Executives' Club of Chicago, the Chicago Chamber of Commerce, the Corporate Coalition of Chicago, and MATTER, along with Fortune 500 corporations and rapidly scaling, well-funded startups to help support and to retain highly skilled and valuable international talent.
'Depending on where you look, Chicago can be highly invested and affluent or it can be disinvested and declining,' researchers at Urban Institute write in this useful take on the regional economy as a whole.
The Corporate Coalition of Chicago is seeking a learning partner to lead its data collection, dissemination, evaluation, and learning strategy.
The Chicago Workforce Funder Alliance recently celebrated their 10th anniversary, and last month they shared a video that highlights the Alliance's approach to its work and impact over the past decade. Check it out- and congratulations to all involved in this work!
Congrats to Co-chair Roger Hochschild & Discover on the grand opening last week of the Chatham Customer Care Center, at 85th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. The new call center puts 1,000 jobs in the community and it includes the 13,000 square foot Shine Bright Community Center.
Hear from our Co-chairs Roger Hochschild of Discover and Maurice Smith of HCSC outlining their rationale for bringing jobs directly to Chicago's underinvested neighborhoods with their partner Leon Walker of DL3 Realty.
Investing and transforming underserved neighborhoods requires collective action and coordination between communities, government agencies, AND the private sector.
CDFIs can only produce a greater, scalable impact if corporations and others take bold actions to realize all of the expressed good intentions of the last two years.
An organization backed by the private and nonprofit sectors, the Corporate Coalition of Chicago is working to bring businesses to areas lacking investment and the tools to get it.
A new initiative is calling on businesses to work with more minority-owned firms and invest in underserved communities.
More than 25 businesses ensure their actions match their words.
On May 25, the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer, the Chicago Community Trust and the Corporate Coalition of Chicago launched “5/25 Move to Action,” pushing businesses to address systemic racism.
Join us for a conversation focused on the regulatory and reputation concerns that come with leveraging the often-untapped talent of those with criminal records. Jeff Korzenik, Chief Economist at Fifth Third Commercial Bank and author of “Untapped Talent: How Second Chance Hiring Works for Your Business and the Community,” will moderate this conversation. Registration & Networking: 4:00pm-4:30pm CT | Program: 4:30pm-5:30pm CT | Reception: 5:30pm-6:00pm CT Fifth Third Bank | 222 South Riverside Plaza, 32nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60606
Dr. Bruce Perry will be joining the Chicago Resiliency Network virtually on Friday, March 3rd from 12:00 - 1:30 PM to discuss emotional regulation & resilience in the workplace.
Hear directly from companies including Alinea, Discover, Eaton, Everywhere Wireless, Freedman Seating Company, JLL, Pete's Fresh Market, S&C Electric. They will be discussing new strategies for fair chance hiring, utilizing front-line managers as a key to retention, employer role in support services, becoming an employer of choice, retaining youth of color, public commitments spurring action, utilizing civic engagement to build the talent pipeline, and much more.