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Queer Money

Oct 15, 2019

What makes the gay rights campaign one of the most successful advocacy movements of all time? The LGBTQ community started with corporate America. We recognized our impact as an economic powerhouse and partnered with the business community to promote diversity and inclusion, leveraging corporate influence in the political sphere to further LGBTQ causes. And Capital One is among the businesses that appreciate the value of the queer community and invest in our success through a number of social impact initiatives.

Andy Navarrete is the Executive Vice President and Head of External Affairs at Capital One. In his role, Andy manages the company’s Corporate Affairs function, including media and public relations, community banking and finance, community development and relations, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and corporate philanthropy. Capital One is committed to supporting the LGBTQ community, earning a 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for the sixteenth consecutive year.

On this episode of Queer Money, Andy joins us to share Capital One’s social impact journey, explaining what inspired the company’s commitment to make credit a lot more democratic. He discusses the business value in hiring ambassadors who reflect the communities they serve, partnering with nonprofits like The Ali Forney Center, and going all-in to celebrate Pride. Listen in for Andy’s insight around Capital One’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and learn how the bank is working to serve the LGBTQ community.