Our firm and millions of people across the globe stood in solidarity to support social and racial justice following the senseless murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others. In addition to the small group discussions hosted by FTI Consulting’s Executive Committee, our employees donated to an array of organizations dedicated to achieving social justice, championing civil rights and ending systemic racism.
Employees across every segment and region sought ways to increase racial equity in our communities through a giving opportunity on FTI Consulting’s Corporate Citizenship Portal. Bolstering the impact of this firm-wide initiative, our Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment mobilized a “Change in Action” campaign to identify additional opportunities to support the Black community. The campaign encouraged employees to support organizations, financially and through skills-based volunteering and pro bono services, that promote social justice and racial equity.
The participation was resounding, raising more than USD$200,000 through personal donations and company matches for more than 70 organizations, including, but not limited to: American Civil Liberties Union; Black Visions Collective; Black Health Alliance; Egale Canada Human Rights Trust; Equal Justice Initiative; Mothers Against Police Brutality; NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; National Bail Fund Network; National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls; National Police Accountability Project; and Reclaim the Block.
In particular, the Change in Action campaign raised over USD$166,000 for more than 45 social justice organizations in the United States. The Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment continued to increase awareness during the holiday season by raising an additional USD$30,000 for charitable organizations committed to supporting food and housing security in Black and underserved minority communities.
“It is a national tragedy that America still struggles with systemic racism and unequal treatment of Black Americans, as demonstrated by the police brutality that we all witnessed last summer and other incidents. While we know money alone can’t solve these issues, when combined with our direct actions, we know that we can make a positive impact.”Michael C. Eisenband and Carlyn Taylor
Global Co-Leaders of Corporate Finance & Restructuring
“FTI Consulting is an amazing place to work, with incredibly talented and thoughtful colleagues and leaders. Following the events of the summer, I was struck by how quickly our leadership team sprang into action and organized small groups to share and learn about each other’s perspectives. It was a powerful moment and those meetings were a springboard for FTI Consulting’s leadership to determine opportunities to effect real change in our communities through giving, pro bono work and skills-based volunteering. We are extremely encouraged by the increasing interest and involvement of professionals at every level.”Sheba Bellazain-Harris
Managing Director, Corporate Finance & Restructuring