Who Benefits? Symposium on Diversity and Inclusion in Social Finance
Presented by the Social Innovation and Investment Initiative and the Ford Foundation
Who Benefits? Symposium on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Social Finance is a day-long symposium that will assess the state of racial and gender equity, diversity, and inclusion in impact investing in New York City; as well as define an agenda for additional research, education, and advocacy to establish the framework necessary to fuel greater equity in social finance policy and practices. Using New York as a case study, the symposium will provide a valuable opportunity to take stock of the social finance sector and assess how it disrupts or perpetuates patterns of inequality using the following framework:
● What is the relationship between the diversity among investment teams and the diversity of investment portfolios?
● What are the new horizons, trends, and innovations in impact investing that will increase racial and gender diversity in investment portfolios while maximizing social impact?
● How can social finance practitioners, both from the investor and beneficiary communities, use human capital strategy to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion within their organizations?