At a time when people were already anxious, many within our industry (and beyond) feel traumatised by these incidents. While you don’t have to be of a particular ethnicity to understand the pain, prejudice and injustice, it is the black community who are bear the brunt of this hurt and stress.
But how do we ALL move forward together from this? Against this backdrop, #talkaboutblack believed it is important to reach out to people of all ethnicities and launched the #IAM social media campaign, which aimed to:
- Highlighted the structural obstacles black people have faced throughout history and still face today.
- Demonstrated leadership from senior black professionals and allies to show that, despite racial disparities throughout the world, there is hope.
- Recognised that we can all support each other and that everyone must stand together to create a fair and equitable society.
Speakers shared their own thoughts and feelings about recent events, as well as provided practical ways for all to make a positive and sustainable difference, in an open and candid discussion.
No matter what industry you are in…#JoinTheMovement
|Host & Introduction||Anji Kang-Stewart Managing Director, Wellington Management|
|Panel Speakers||Darren Johnson (Moderator) COO, Listed Equities, Impax Asset Management|
Gavin Lewis Managing Director, Blackrock
Justin Onuekwusi Head of Retail, Multi-Asset Funds, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)
Marisa Hall Co-Head, Thinking Ahead Institute, Willis Towers Watson
|Closing & Call to Action||Dawid Konotey-Ahulu Founder and Board Director, Redington|