Income-Inequality

Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Time: 08:00 - 10:30 
Location: Ontario Heritage Centre, 10 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1J3, Canada

The PRI, SHARE and The Investment Integration Project (TIIP) will co-host a breakfast roundtable on Wednesday 24 October on how investors can address and respond to income inequality.

The event will support the launch of the forthcoming TIIP and PRI publication Why and how investors can respond to income inequality. The report demonstrates the potential risks of income inequality to investors — particularly to long-term investment performance and the overall stability of societal systems and financial markets — and offers practical insights on how investors can reasonably begin to contend with such a complex and daunting challenge.

Although the causes of income inequality are many, the report focuses on three themes most well-suited for investor action:

  1. employee relations and the labor market,
  2. corporate tax policies and practices,
  3. and CEO compensation.

Presentations at the event will situate the topic in the context of broader changes within capital markets, unpack key findings from the research, and a panel will discuss what actions investors can take to address income inequality in their investment and stewardship policies and practices.

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Preliminary agenda

08:00 Registration opens
08:30 Welcome and introduction
Nalini Feuilloley, Head of Canada, PRI 
08:40 Applying a systems lens to income inequality
Steve Lydenberg, Founder and CEO, TIIP  
08:50 Discussion of new report & key findings
William Burckart, President and COO, TIIP
09:05 Panel: Why should investors care and what can they do?

• Rosa Van Den Beemt, Senior ESG Analyst, NEI Investments
• Maria Clara Rendon, Analyst, Responsible Investing, OPTrust
• Colette Murphy, Executive Director, Atkinson Foundation
• George Wong, ESG Integration Manager, New York State Common Retirement Fund 
09:55 Q&A with audience
10:15 Closing and next steps
Shannon Rohan, Director of Responsible Investment Leadership, SHARE
10:30 Event close

This event is co-hosted by the PRI, SHARE and TIIP. 

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