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Thursday, February 25 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Equity in Practice: Integrating DE&I from Firm to Portfolio

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In this workshop, we'll discuss how to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion practices throughout your organization - from organizational policies/procedures/culture straight through to business practices. Leaders from Global Endowment Management will talk about the evolution of DE&I at their firm, and we'll brainstorm as a group how to advance DE&I in our work.

Evidence – the business case for investing with a racial equity or diversity lens:

McKinsey: 10 year cost of racial wealth gap in America between $1 Trillion and $1.5 Trillion (Racial Equity)
Institutional Investor: VCs missing a trillion dollar opportunity (Diversity, Social and Racial Equity)
VCs lose trillions by bypassing diverse leaders (Diversity, Social and Racial Equity)
McKinsey Study: Delivering Through Diversity (Diversity)
FT: Investment Teams with more women or ethnic minorities outperform (Diversity, Social Equity)
Harvard Business School: The Other Diversity Dividend (Diversity)
Living Cities: Radical Collaboration for Black Wealth Creation (Racial Equity)
Stanford University: Race influences professional investors' financial judgments (Diversity, Racial Equity) – this one is particularly helpful in illustrating how standard investment practices may not adequately be meeting fiduciary duty hurdles
Knight Foundation: Diversifying Investments (Diversity, Racial and Social Equity)

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Pedro Henriques da Silva

Global Endowment Management
Pedro joined Global Endowment Management (GEM) in 2019, to support GEM's versatile impact investment work on behalf of mission-led institutional clients. Driven by impact, Pedro uses his experiences as a former educator, foundation in economics, and passion for positive investing... Read More →
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Torrey Feimster

Director of D&I Advocacy, Global Endowment Management
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Caroline Dallas

Associate Director, Private Investment Sourcing, Global Endowment Management

Thursday February 25, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST