Advancing Racial Equity as Institutional Investors: A Juneteenth Conversation with the Belonging Collaborative

June 18, 2024 | 6 PM ET

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Join us for a thought-provoking webinar, by the Belonging Collaborative, as we delve into the intersection of climate and racial justice. Investors are actively driving change by promoting diversity in asset management and pivotal decision-making positions, but the journey towards true climate and racial justice is far from over; it demands our immediate attention and concerted actions.

This crucial movement, pushing for equitable access to capital, diversity in asset management and decision-making roles within organizations, foundations, and endowments, not only sets the stage for social impact but also for financial success. However, we need to reflect on how our current practices may inadvertently perpetuate harm to BIPOC communities and explore how investment strategies can play a pivotal role in dismantling these destructive patterns and structures.

As we navigate the complexities of systemic racism, the racial wealth gap, and the disproportionate impacts of climate change on front-and fence-line communities, it becomes imperative to recognize, confront, and address these pressing issues head-on. How can we best identify and tackle these challenges?

During this Juneteenth season conversation, leaders from the Intentional Endowments Network and its esteemed partners will not only explore the above questions but also share ideas on how this network can effectively elevate the standards for endowments and foundations' racial equity efforts. Be part of this conversation that aims to drive tangible change within our current systems and advocates for the necessary transformations where the system falls short.

 

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Speakers


Dr. Gillian Marcelle

CEO, Resilience Capital Ventures


Enith Williams

Managing Director, Reparations Finance Lab



Dorien Nunez

Co-Founder and Director of Research, The OMNIResearch Group, IEN Senior Fellow


Pedro Henriques Da Silva

Director, Shifting Trillions, Sierra Club Foundation

The Belonging Collaborative is the collaboration of six peer networks to develop a shared vision to advance racial equity across the investment industry. The Collaborative includes American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN), Confluence Philanthropy, The ImPact, Impact Capital Managers (ICM), Intentional Endowments Network (IEN), and Toniic. The Collaborative’s mission is to create an activated global network of investors who collaborate, inspire action, and elevate the industry best practices for racial equity investing.

 

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