Launching Understanding Systemic Social Risk: A Roadmap for Financial Industry Action - Project overview, objectives, and next steps
Social and financial systems are increasingly interconnected. The ongoing and rapidly changing social, financial, and economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic is a vivid, real-time example of this interconnection in action. The pandemic has exposed the systemic challenges already present for the vast majority of working people, and magnified the hurdles facing historically marginalized groups.
The Moving the Market (MtM) Initiative, a collaboration between Humanity United, UBS Optimus Foundation, and The Freedom Fund, has partnered with The Investment Integration Project (TIIP) to develop a roadmap that helps investors better understand and respond to the material risks to their investments – from business as usual to times of crisis – that are caused by the deep interconnection between social and financial systems.
The project, titled “Understanding Systemic Social Risk: A Roadmap for Financial Industry Action,” will use Covid-19 as a frame of reference to explain the interconnection between social and financial systems, guide investors in integrating social considerations into their investment decision-making, and recommend how other industry stakeholders (e.g. policymakers and industry regulators) can encourage and support investors and help to increase the resiliency of capital markets and improve global well-being.
Join us for this informational webinar to discuss the project’s objectives, research questions, and work plan.
Date: June 11, 2020
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm ET/16:00-17:00pm BST
This is the first in a series of webinars that MtM and TIIP will co-host as part of the project to keep industry stakeholders up to date on project activities and findings, answer questions, and to catalogue and consider their feedback at various stages of project completion.