In support of our work with Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), TIIP provided a sneak preview of key findings from the forthcoming report on Why and how investors can respond to income inequality at the recent PRI in Person in San Francisco.
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.
This body of work was also the focus—along with the Investing in the Just Transition Initiative—during the keynote, closing plenary on “Levers, levels and learning: how can investors respond to economic inequality?” The panel was moderated by longtime TIIP supporter Jon Lukomnik (Executive Director, IRRC Institute) and included:
- Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI
- Nick Robins, Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics
- Anna Snider, Head of Due Diligence, Global Wealth and Investment Management, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- David Wood, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Director of the Initiative for Responsible Investment, Harvard University