Discover on Need for Equitable Corporate Commitment to
Under-invested Urban Areas
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CDT
Location: Zoom (link provided with registration)
Discover is driven by its mission to help people achieve a brighter financial future. The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant physical suffering and financial distress, making it more important than ever to deliver on that promise. Yet a brighter financial future is impossible without a steady income. Long before the pandemic, urban communities throughout the nation were hard-hit by longstanding bias and unfair treatment. These economic challenges have forced many local businesses to suffer or close, creating a critical need for companies to help turn the tide, bringing good-paying jobs and meaningful investment to communities that need it the most.
Chicagoland-based Discover plans to generate nearly 1,000 new jobs in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood over the next four years by opening a new Customer Care Center in 2021. The facility will offer full-time quality job opportunities and benefits for Chatham residents and other South Side communities. Working with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office, city Aldermen and neighborhood leaders, the new Center supports Lightfoot’s INVEST South/West community improvement initiative and the We Rise Together: For an Equitable and Just Recovery initiative to help ensure a fair and equitable recovery in the wake of the pandemic. Discover is counting on its commitment to Chatham to serve as a springboard for further economic development in the area.
Join us on May 11 as Discover CEO Roger Hochschild sits down with Linda Imonti, Managing Partner of KPMG, to discuss what equitable development looks like and to encourage other companies to use their own platforms to foster inclusive economic growth and drive lasting change in under-invested urban communities.