Karen Bouris

Karen Bouris is the director of the new Belonging in Business program at the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley.

For three decades, her work has circled around the environment, justice, and the arts. She has used media as a tool for movement building, designed national campaigns, been a founding executive director, collaborated on policy initiatives, produced an award-winning documentary and event series, and bridged across and with sectors, movements, issues, and humans. 
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Businesses for Belonging: How For-profits are Bridging to Advance Equity
Corporations have solved problems and created bigger problems, sometimes resulting in changing our lives for the better and sometimes exacting harm. Their scale of influence on people and the planet is unprecedented. Consequently, there is a divide that exists between corporations and those working in the NGO sector. Yet to face a world in crisis, we need each other. There are indicators of change in the business world, from the rise in Environmental Social Governance (ESG) to collective activism.