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2 Jun 2020

Author:
Kathryn Dill, The Wall Street Journal

CEOs & big businesses speak out on racism & police violence

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Business leaders across industries waded into the upheaval gripping the nation following the death of George Floyd... Goldman Sachs Group... asked bank employees to have conversations outside their comfort zones about race and discrimination. Peloton Interactive... committed to donating $500,000 to the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund. Washington, D.C.-based restaurant chain &pizza said it would give workers extra paid time off so they can participate in protests.

... “For those in pain. For those in this fight. We stand with the black community against racial hate and injustice,” said Michael Lastoria, CEO of &pizza... Tim Ryan, the U.S. chairman of accounting and consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, said it was essential for managers to talk specifically about the deaths of George Floyd and other people of color with their employees.

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