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A Region Committed to Social Impact

From Climate Change to Inclusive Economies

Where You Operate From Reflects What You Value

Southern California is a leading voice in commitments to social and environmental impact.

Many political and social trends have started in California due to our unique governance structure that allows for issue-specific ballot measures at each election cycle. Los Angeles, in particular, has been a stronghold of progressive values–setting national trends far in advance of other states in issues like legalization of medical marijauna, protecting the environment, and diversity and inclusion.

We like to say that “everyone is welcome here” because we mean it. And despite the challenges we face as a large, complicated metropolis, Angelenos will always want you to succeed and make you feel like you’re home. A commitment to L.A. is a commitment to having a positive impact on the world.

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Made Easy

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Strong diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are essential for a highly successful and productive workplace. When there’s a space for everyone, people are encouraged to take pride in their diverse backgrounds and bring new perspectives to the table.

Citywide diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives make Los Angeles a welcoming environment for all workers and business leaders. Public-private partnership initiatives make it easy for you to meet your Corporate Social Responsibility commitments. 

  • Pledge LA – PledgeLA is a coalition of tech companies and venture capital firms working to measurably increase diversity, equity, and community engagement, hosted by the Annenberg Foundation and the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti.
  • RENEW LA Taskforce – The Racial Equity and Newly Empowered Workplaces (RENEW) Task Force is a broad coalition committed to a clear goal: rooting out structural racism in our businesses and building a more just, fair, and equitable Los Angeles.
  • AAPI LA – AAPI LA is an initiative to address the needs and challenges of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Angelenos and provide an outlet for sharing their stories given the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and incidents since the start of the pandemic.
  • LA for All Campaign – LA for All is a creative-led campaign to stand against hate and encourage our city to speak up and speak out against hate crimes and hate incidents. 

With a growing number of measures in place to ensure a diverse and inclusive workplace for all Angelenos, the City welcomes people from all walks of life.

 

Environmental Justice

Prosperity and Green Jobs

Los Angeles has a long history of environmental justice activism. L.A.’s strides toward a carbon-free future is inclusive and focused on our diverse communities. To better connect environmental justice groups to the decisions made at City Hall, Los Angeles established the nation’s first-ever Climate Emergency Mobilization Office. Grow your business in an ecosystem that values “whole of society” approaches.

  • Nation’s first all-electric carshare program designed to serve low-income residents, which has provided over 63,000 trips with over 1.3 million miles driven
  • Investing $150 million into two LADWP programs targeting low-income multifamily energy efficiency and building electrification, including free upgrades for renters
  • Awarded a $32.25 million investment in Watts and $23 million in Pacoima-Sun Valley through California’s Transformative Climate Communities program
  • Provided 913 youth with placement in green job opportunities through the Hire LA’s Youth program.
  • First big city in the U.S. to raise the minimum wage to $15.

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