Redirecting Capital to Accelerate Racial Equity: Leveraging Public Equities

May 2022

This is the fourth webinar in our Redirecting Capital to Accelerate Racial Equity series, highlighting opportunities to pursue racial and economic justice in America with foundational examples in each asset class. The investment community is now intensely focused on systemic and institutional racism and are seeking opportunities to tackle racial inequities by leveraging their portfolio allocations. Public equities have long incorporated social criteria, including racial diversity and representation, as a proxy to address racial inequities in the workplace. Increasingly, portfolio managers are looking at the intersection of race and critical issues such as climate change.

In this session, public equities asset managers:

  1. explain how managers have historically used public equities to create institutional and systemic change;
  2. explain how COVID-19 and the death of George Floyd changed the perspectives of investors; and
  3. share strategies equity managers are using to create change that uplifts communities of color.


sharlene brown

Croatan Institute

Keith Beverly

GRID202 Partners

Lisa Hayles

Trillium Asset Management

Craig Metrick


Marcela Pinilla

Zevin Asset Management

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