At the inaugural UPS Impact Summit, the shipping company announced it will invest $8.75 million in Atlanta companies in a pledge to advance “ESG [environmental, social and justice agenda], diversity, equity and economic empowerment.”

“UPS is a purpose-driven company. We move goods while also doing good – this is who we are in our hometown and in every community we serve,” UPS Chief Executive Officer Carol B. Tomé said. “I’m proud of our Foundation’s approach to driving social impact here in Atlanta and around the world.”

Among the recipients of support from the Atlanta-based company are the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Atlanta Police Foundation, the Atlanta University Center Consortium, and the Morehouse School of Medicine.

The detailed statement by the shipping and logistics giant listed the equity and social justice programs the money is intended to fund:

Efforts in Atlanta include an investment in the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE); support for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights to provide DEI training for community leaders and research to support the LGBTQ+ community; an investment in the Atlanta Police Foundation to support the At Promise Youth Centers; 30 scholarships in the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC), in addition to scholarships for students at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) to continue their careers supporting health equity in underserved communities, as well as other initiatives designed to elevate underrepresented populations, drive economic development, and support Atlanta youth…. (Excerpt from The Georgia Star News)

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