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5/25 Move to Action

In Pursuit of an Equitable and Thriving Economy for All

Marking a year since George Floyd’s murder and the calls for racial and economic justice that followed, we believe this is a moment when we can make sure that the incredible outpouring of support for addressing racial inequity continues to move to action. 5/25 Move to Action is an initiative led by We Rise Together: For an Equitable and Just Recovery and the Corporate Coalition of Chicago.

“We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a foundation for a more sustainable, resilient and inclusive economy,” said Gloria Castillo, director of We Rise Together, an initiative of The Chicago Community Trust. “Over the past year, many companies in the Chicago region have acted on their commitments to address the economic and racial systems of exclusion, but by working together and stacking resources, we will achieve greater impact than any of us can do alone.”

5/25 Move to Action is galvanizing private sector actions that will have real impact on an equitable economic recovery in Chicago. Read the 5-25 Move to Action Stakeholder Report published in September 2022.

5/25 Move to Action envisions an equitable, inclusive, and growing region in which Black and Latinx individuals achieve the same economic success at the same rate as White individuals. In pursuit of that vision, business leaders publicly and collectively change business practices and create a new culture of doing business in Chicago, one that creates a more vibrant region by improving the economic well-being of everyone, in particular Black and Latinx residents.

To progress toward this shared vision, 5/25 Move to Action has formalized as a joint initiative of The Corporate Coalition of Chicago and We Rise Together: For an Equitable and Just Recovery. Located at and staffed by The Corporate Coalition, 5/25 Move to Action will focus on the following strategies:

  • Facilitate shared learning by convening participants to share practices and create a learning community.
  • Document and share leading practices.
  • Bring visibility to those doing the work to inspire more companies to challenge business as usual to address longstanding inequities.
  • Recruit new participants in 5/25 Move to Action and secure their commitments.

The following companies have committed to action by participating in 5/25 Move to Action:

  • Abbott
  • Accenture
  • Advocate Aurora Health
  • Allstate
  • Ariel Investments
  • Bank of America
  • Baxter
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Cabrera
  • Capital Markets
  • Deloitte
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Greeley and Hansen
  • Hyatt
  • ITW
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Loop Capital Markets
  • Mars Wrigley
  • Mesirow Financial
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • Obama Foundation
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • SDI Presence
  • The Vistria Group
  • United Airlines
  • Winston & Strawn

“There’s much more we can all do to expand opportunities for Black and Latinx communities who have historically not had equitable access to the resources of their counterparts,” said Brian Fabes, managing director of the Corporate Coalition. “As we continue on our economic recovery, let’s accelerate Chicago’s transformation to an economy that is thriving and equitable.”