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.
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET / 16:00 – 17:00 BST
Join thousands of private, public, and nonprofit trailblazers to design radical new solutions to today’s unprecedented challenges. Our action-oriented virtual #JFFHorizons experience will lay the foundation for transforming education and workforce systems to build an equitable economic recovery.
Time: 12:00 pm ET
With a 9% annual growth rate, the creative economy generates more than USD 2.25 trillion in revenue and nearly 30 million jobs globally, according to this 2015 EY report. A 2018 report by Cornerstone Capital, Creativity & The Arts: An Emerging Impact Investing Theme makes a strong case for investing in the creative economy as one of the ways “to counter the negative effects of widening income and wealth inequality, and the opportunity gaps that have resulted from the ‘knowledge economy’.” Despite the growing evidence of its impact, the Global Impact Investing Network’s (GIIN) 2019 Annual Impact Investor Survey reported that “Arts and Culture” accounted for less than 1% of the USD 239 billion worth of impact assets under management by its global members. But Upstart Co-Lab sees 15% of impact investing focused on the “Creative Economy“.
In this live webinar and Q&A, Laura Callanan of Upstart Co-Lab moderates a discussion on understanding the impact of the Creative Economy; why it presents an opportunity for impact investors seeking to diversify their portfolios; and who are some of the global leaders pioneering impact investing in the creative economy.
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM EDT
This webinar, hosted by IPA and the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation & Scale (Y-RISE), will center on COVID-19, mobility, and migration. Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale University), Mahreen Khan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Ashish Shenoy (University of California, Davis), Shariful Islam Hasan (BRAC), and Kathleen Newland (Migration Policy Institute) will present, and Radha Rajkotia (IPA) will host and moderate. The presentations will be followed by a discussion and Q&A.
This webinar is the first in the “RECOVR Webinar Series: Bringing Evidence to COVID-19 Policy Responses in the Global South.” Together with our partners, IPA will use this series to rapidly share what we are learning with the policy and research community to support evidence-informed response efforts.
Time: 9:00 AM ET
Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, FSD Kenya and BFA Global have been working to understand the human impacts—social, financial, and economic—by conducting qualitative phone interviews with previous respondents from the Kenya Financial Diaries. In this webinar, Julie Zollmann, Cate Wanjala, and Anne Gachoka present key findings and the sometimes unexpected perspectives of respondents from around the country.
Time: 9 AM EDT / 4 PM EAT