Yerina Mugica leads multidisciplinary teams to advance strategies that support strong, just and resilient communities that bring together economic, social and environmental solutions to help maintain health and prosperity in the face of climate disruption. Mugica’s work through Resilient Communities is centered on local and national partnerships. Mugica recently completed a year as NRDC’s first interim chief equity officer. In this role, she spearheaded institution-wide initiatives to support NRDC’s goals of centering equity and inclusion and to help transform our culture to one of active anti-racism.
Our vision of sustainable business should encompass diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), yet inside companies, sustainability and DEI are often led by two separate teams with two distinct agendas. The many expressions of support for racial justice from companies following the murder of George Floyd made clear the need for more sustained action over time, but also revealed the disconnect that exists inside companies among multiple social, economic, and human rights topics. How can companies take more strategic and integrated approaches that bring together disparate elements of sustainable business? How can DEI, sustainability, human rights, and other teams work more closely together on a shared, urgent, and ambitious agenda?
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