Developing social purpose and engaging communities to address societal issues
There is an essential need for business and community organizations to work together to address the challenges in our society. Similarly, community organizations often do not have the resources, infrastructure, or support they need to tackle the most pressing issues that face our communities. Society today expects companies to show up in the communities in which they operate and be a force for good – not just in providing jobs, but in supporting people and addressing the social and economic challenges they face. Doing so requires genuine policies, positions, and programs that serve underrepresented communities and employees as well as effective engagement with community leaders and organizations.
Ankura helps its clients address societal needs both externally and internally by developing the strategies and tools needed to develop a societal promise, engage with community organizations effectively, and build relationships and trust within the communities in which they operate to protect from unwarranted reputational threats.
With decades of experience crafting corporate positions and strategies on social issues and public policy matters, our team of experts work alongside you to develop a societal promise by engaging both internal and external stakeholders with effective policy stances that focus on making a difference for your communities and employees.
Ankura serves as the bridge between companies and community leaders and provides advisory services to help companies and community organizations better engage each other to address the needs of both underserved communities and under-represented employees.
Ankura provides advisory services that help companies achieve DEI through targeted initiatives and goals that achieve minority employee representation and improve the experience of minority employees. What’s more, we directly engage community leaders to assess and rate how companies are progressing in achieving their DEI goals and to provide guidance on how best to achieve these goals.
For our clients, Ankura serves as the bridge between companies and community leaders and provides advisory services to help companies and community organizations better engage each other to address the needs of both underserved communities and under-represented employees. We have decades of experience advising organizations on how to facilitate a constructive dialogue with community leaders around controversial social and policy issues that affect our communities and engaging policymakers on sensitive and high-profile public policy issues.