Economic inequality roundtable - Johannesburg
The widening economic inequality gap is one of the most pressing challenges we face, but what can investors do practically to address this? This roundtable will bring together leaders in responsible investment to examine:
- The context and extent of economic inequality
- How and why it is material to investors; links to the Sustainable Development Goals
- Key issues surrounding how to integrate inequality, including possible metrics, into investment decision-making
This research-led roundtable is in collaboration with the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Harvard Kennedy School. A short discussion paper has been produced to help brief participants. Following the conclusion of the international roundtable series, research will be commissioned to support and guide PRI signatories to take action on how to integrate income inequality into investment decisions.
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|08.30||Registration and refreshments|
Heather Jackson, Head of Specialist Credit, Ashburton Investments
|09.10||Introduction to PRI’s economic inequality programme
Katherine Ng, Head of Academic Research, PRI
|09.20||How and why might investors respond to economic inequality?
Presentation by Dr David Wood, Director, Initiative for Responsible Investment, Harvard Kennedy School
|09.50||Economic inequality in South Africa
Keynote address: Elias Masilela, Executive Chairman, DNA Economics
|10.10||Outlining questions for group discussion|
|10.35||Table group discussions|
|11.20||Reconvene and reporting back|
Dr David Wood, Director, Initiative for Responsible Investment, Harvard Kennedy School
Adrian Bertrand, Head of Africa and Middle East, PRI
This event is kindly sponsored by Ashburton Investments.
This event and PRI workstream links to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals Number 10: Reduced inequalities.