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Tuesday, July 13 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
IEN Webinar: Creating Racial Equity Standards for Investing

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Tynesia Boyea-Robinson, CEO of CapEQ, will lead participants through how best to integrate racial equity into the field of impact investing. The conversation will be guided by practical lessons from a variety of industries, including institutional investing, private equity, and small business technical assistance providers, to help participants understand why we need to apply a racial equity lens to impact investing, and how that can be done.

Racial disparities in business and finance are stark: 40% of the US population are people of color, but they represent only 20% of businesses with employees. The average white-owned business has over $18,000 in equity at founding, but the average Black-owned business has only $500. And only 1% of total global AUM are managed by Black people.

Impact investing as an industry has begun to solve some of these issues, but many of the systemic problems of investing have been replicated by the impact investing field. While impact investing has made great strides around ESG considerations, racial equity and racial justice has not been a major focus of the industry until recently. And this lack of a racial equity lens leaves money on the table: if 15% of Black-owned businesses were able to hire one more employee, the American economy could grow by $55 billion.

This session will engage participants to think about the positive financial implications of integrating racial equity considerations into their investment decisions and key equity factors that should be included in the overall approach.

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Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

Tynesia is an entrepreneur, Six Sigma blackbelt, and technologist uniquely positioned to catalyze a results-driven era of social change. She has been religiously leading and writing about enterprises that “do well and do good” for over a decade.

Tuesday July 13, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT