“Dear Colleagues,” it began. “During these extraordinary times, when many parts of our lives have changed, it’s more important than ever that we ground ourselves in the fundamental values that define us as a company.”
The memo, which was published on Exelon’s website five days later, was just one in a deluge of corporate anti-racist solidarity statements that overtook the internet after the death of George Floyd on May 25. Through the end of June, there was a frenzy of promises to do better and, according to Axios, 50 of the 100 U.S.-based companies with the highest reported revenue for the 2019 fiscal year donated a total of $2.05 billion to fight racial inequality. By the end of September, that number rose to 58 companies pledging a total of $3.33 billion.
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