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March 19, 2021

Social justice: how the CEO Action for Racial Equity is effectuating change

Doug McHoney (PwC's US International Tax Services (ITS) Leader) and Roy Weathers (PwC's Vice Chair for Societal Engagement and Policy Solutions) discuss Roy's new role as CEO of CEO Action for Racial Equity. Doug and Roy cover: what CEO Action for Racial Equity is and its goals; the resources businesses like PwC and other companies have committed; how CEO Action for Racial Equity is effectuating policy change to advance racial equity; how data and technology help CEO Action for Racial Equity fellows ideate policies and ideas; how the fellows analyze and prioritize issues; specific issues that CEO Action for Racial Equity is targeting, such as telehealth; potential politicization over these types of issues and how data and common interests can help overcome the politicization; Roy's experience as a Black tax professional; and how everyone can keep the momentum going to implement, cause, and create change.

Timestamps:

  • 01:39 - Overview of CEO Action for Racial Equity
  • 07:55 - Resources PwC and other businesses have committed to CEO Action for Racial Equity
  • 14:30 - How CEO Action for Racial Equity effectuates change
  • 17:17 - How CEO Action for Racial Equity analyzes and prioritizes issues
  • 23:15 - Specific issues CEO Action for Racial Equity is targeting
  • 26:13 - Potential politicization of these issues and ways to avoid politicization
  • 29:24 - Roy's experience as a black tax professional
  • 32:41 - Key takeaways and how to keep the momentum going

 

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ITS, Knowledge Management Managing Director, PwC US

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