Plenary Discussion | Equity, Nonviolence, and Inclusion for All: Expecting More from Investors!
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace have long been focus areas for impact investors, but have gained urgency and prominence in recent times. Social movements such as #Metoo, Black Lives Matter, and the dynamic community of investors seeking solutions to social/environmental market failures, have forced us to examine the homogeneity of prevailing industry paradigms. At the same time, the importance of Diversity as a value-driver is being widely recognized. In this session, Geeta Aiyer, a pioneer in SRI and ESG, will lead a spirited discussion with two influential investors about the significance of investing for inclusivity, how this perspective can reshape capital markets, and what today’s Impact Investor should know about addressing Gender Equality and Racial Justice.
- Geeta Aiyer, CEO, Boston Common Asset Management (moderator)
- Suzanne Biegel, Catalyst at Large
- Daryn Dodson, Managing Partner, Illumen Capital