A Message from Brian L. Roberts & Dalila Wilson-Scott
June 7th, 2022
In a year marked by both ongoing challenges and encouraging signs of progress, we accelerated and deepened our efforts to support our local communities, our teammates, and our planet.
After connecting 10 million people to the Internet over the past 10 years, our work to address digital inequities continues to build momentum. In 2021, we launched Project UP, our comprehensive initiative to help ensure that everyone has the resources and opportunities they need to build a future of unlimited possibilities. Backed by a $1 billion investment over the next decade, Project UP will provide tens of millions of Americans with access to the technology, tools, and resources that will enable them to build skills, careers, and pathways to economic mobility in an increasingly digital society.
We’re leveraging our unique expertise as a media and technology company to support underserved communities and underrepresented small businesses, including opening over 1,000 Lift Zones in community centers nationwide to provide students, seniors, and veterans with free Internet. And we awarded millions in Comcast RISE monetary, marketing, and technology grants to help thousands of entrepreneurs of color keep their businesses open amidst a pandemic and, ultimately, thrive.
Finally, we took additional steps to reduce our environmental footprint in 2021 by setting an ambitious goal to be carbon neutral for Scope 1 and 2 emissions across our global operations by 2035.
While we are incredibly proud of these achievements, which you can read about in the pages that follow, we’re even more excited about the road ahead. We remain resolutely focused on making the future we envision – one where everyone, in every community, has the chance to realize their dreams – a reality by deepening our commitments in new, innovative, and impactful ways.
None of this would be possible without our wonderful people and partners, who are the heart and soul of this important work. We are grateful for their ongoing support and passion.
Brian L. Roberts
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation
President, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation