With diversity increasingly recognised as beneficial for businesses and in turn investments, this session will identify the lessons learnt and the impact of current initiatives to achieve a more diverse workforce, including:

• why investors should care about diversity, and how to think of other strands beyond gender;
• how investors can help to drive diversity in investee companies;
• how the financial sector can work to eliminate social biases;
• the role of legislation in driving diversity.

Runa Alam, Co-Founding Partner and CEO, Development Partners International

Sandra Kerr, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community

Michael McAfee, President and CEO, PolicyLink

Stuart Wilson, Head of Responsible Investment, Sunsuper

Soliane Varlet, Women Leaders Equity Fund Manager, Mirova

Moderated by Elena Espinoza, Manager, Social Issues, PRI