Environmental Justice: Uncovering Deadly Outcomes Hidden in the Land, Water, & Air
May 25, 2022 - 9:00am to 11:30am (PST)
Environmental issues create structural inequities that disproportionately affect people of color, people at lower socio-economic levels, and women. Often, employees and their families of some of our largest organizations are more directly affected by environmental issues—such as air, water and land pollution, unsafe drinking water, inadequate access to healthcare and transportation, food deserts, unsafe homes, and lack of proper heat in cold weather. Disparate impacts are well documented in higher levels of health conditions, notably asthma, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
The goal of this session is to delve into misinformation and dis-information regarding environmental racism, sexism and classism. We will seek to provide capabilities to integrate racial, economic, environmental and social justice considerations into corporate social responsibility requirements.