With the many considerations and challenges in grants management, it’s easy for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) practices to take the backseat, and for structural biases to go unnoticed. In the endeavour to improve outcomes for all, how can Corporate Social Impact (CSI) professionals convert EDI goals to a solid strategy and framework, and embed it in the organization’s grant-making practices in meaningful ways?
In this Learning Circle, we will explore how corporate foundations can start identifying and addressing inequities through their grantmaking; the challenges they should expect in this process; and the radical results that can come from putting under-represented beneficiaries at the forefront of the conversation. The Learning Circle will feature Meenu Bhambhani, Vice President, Head of Corporate Citizenship and Inclusion and Diversion for Asia Pacific. State Street has launched a new 10-point action plan to address racism and inequality, systematically analyzing the portfolio of their grantees to reflect these priorities. Meenu will share her insights on the challenges of representing marginalized groups and implementing EDI principles in different regional contexts within Asia.