Sponsored by PwC, the RICSI is publishing a series of webinars focusing on our three key outcomes. Each webinar will provide viewers with:
- Overview of the outcome
- Case studies of companies and organizations who are leaders in these areas
- Interviews with representatives
A special thank you to Uri Yarmush, Student Advisory Group Member and Research Volunteer, Rutgers Climate Institute, Johnson & Johnson, Americares, Bristol Myers Squibb, Becton Dickinson and Co., the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED), and PwC for participating in this webinar series.
Shared Prosperity: Leveling the Playing Field through Inclusive Upskilling, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
The term “shared prosperity” has gained prominence as a development objective and a social goal that should be pursued by all nations in the world. While the United States is a country with tremendous economic opportunity, that opportunity isn’t shared equally. A growing share of our country’s population is being left behind, particularly women and people of color.
In recent years, digitalization, automation, remote and hybrid work, and new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality have fundamentally transformed the world of work. The COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbated these trends, resulting in widening inequalities, and an urgent need for large-scale upskilling and reskilling to ensure people at every level and in all walks of life have the opportunity to develop the skills they need for the work of today and the future.
A key question is for this webinar is: How can private organizations help lift in need communities, and how can all three sectors come together to create a world where prosperity is shared by all?
Lyneir Richardson, Executive Director of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED), Rutgers University
Bhushan Sethi, Partner and Joint Global Leader for People & Organization, PwC
Moderator: Jeana Wirtenberg, Associate Professor of Professional Practice & Associate Director of the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation, Rutgers Business School
Health Equity: The Role of Business in Building Healthy Communities
Health outcomes should not depend on location, race, or socioeconomic status. In this timely webinar, the RICSI does a deep dive into health equity from multiple perspectives to recommend practical steps for better — and more equitable — outcomes. Topics for this lively dialogue include:
• Public-private partnerships, what makes them effective, challenges, and lessons learned
• Pandemic Learnings - Driving Strategic Partnerships During Times of Crisis
• BD’s “Helping Build Healthy Communities Program” and related initiatives
• CSR and employee engagement/volunteer activities in building healthy communities
Manan Shah, Vice President, Head of Global Health Equity & Policy Partnerships, Bristol Myers Squibb
Jessica Johnston, Senior Director, Global Community Affairs, Becton, Dickinson, and Co.
Ellen Rafferty, Senior Manager, Social Investing, Becton, Dickinson, and Co.
Jeana Wirtenberg, Associate Professor of Professional Practice & Associate Director of the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation, Rutgers Business School
Erin Byrne, Distinguished Executive in Residence, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation
Climate Justice: Advancing Health Equity in the Face of a Changing Climate
The World Health Organization has declared climate change as the single biggest threat to humanity. In this timely webinar, Phil and Kristin will discuss how they are working proactively to drive positive changes on issues that affect climate change and health equity. We'll explore how to create high impact strategies and scale workable solutions, especially in communities where health disparities are stark.
"Americares recently launched the Climate Health Equity for Community Clinics Program with a $2 million grant from Johnson & Johnson. The three-year program will strengthen the resilience of over 100 safety net health clinics where climate change disproportionately impacts the health of vulnerable communities."
Speakers: Philip Dahlin, Global Director of Sustainability, Johnson & Johnson. Kristin Stevens, Director of Climate & Disaster Resilience, Americares.
Moderator: Jeana Wirtenberg, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, & Associate Director of the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation, Rutgers Business School.