Beyond Business Archive

The wave of protests in 2020 in response to attacks on Black Americans brought attention to the breadth and depth of racial injustice in our country, and the need for a national dialogue. Beyond Business used its inaugural, three-part series to shine a light on how systemic racism impacts business and society as a whole, and the ways it can be confronted. From C-suite diversity and corporate philanthropy to the role of Black culture in marketing and the impact of systemic racism on Black entrepreneurs — panelists unpacked the issues and provided their insights on how business and organizations can effect change.

Read an interview with Dean James about the launch of the series. 

Past Discussions

Beyond Business Race & The Entrepreneur

Why unjust practices against minority entrepreneurs truly underscore the reason Black entrepreneurs are “unicorns,” and how early identification of future founders, intentional mentorship by allies, and unbiased access to capital can level the playing field.

Beyond Business Race & Corporate Power

Why companies have committed billions of dollars in 2020 to fight racial discrimination — in their own firms and nationwide — and why that alone won’t solve the problem.

Beyond Business Race & The Selling of America

How industry is reconciling its complicated history with marketing brands through Black culture, and why now is the time for Black influencers to use their voice to incite meaningful change.