Indifference makes one blind — weekly reflection
There are times when silence makes one complicit. As American novelist James Baldwin said, “Neither love nor terror makes one blind: indifference makes one blind.”
Politics is increasingly impacting our business. The trade war erodes the global consensus built over the past 70 years and NGP Capital’s global platform built over the past 15 years. The US has long stood for civil liberty and equal freedom, yet race riots this past week lay bare injustices that have become intolerable for many.
Globalism and diversity are two of NGP Capital’s founding principles. Our global platform is central to who we are and how we operate. We value diversity broadly and inclusion across race, creed, gender, or persuasion. We are proud to have invested in many mission-driven businesses that provide vital services to those in need. We will continue to promote globalism and diversity in our markets across North America, Europe, and Asia.
Let’s all show empathy in our communities. As Reebok shared with its community last week: “We are not asking you to buy our shoes. We are asking you to walk in someone else’s.”
Originally published at https://www.linkedin.com.