Plenary 3: Black Lives Matter and diversity/equal rights: do companies and investors really care? Or will the courts make them?

A session by Joyce Cacho, Mike Garland, Henry Jones and Angela Miller-May
World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), Office of the New York City Comptroller, California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Board of Administration and Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund

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  • What actions have investors taken to prove that racial equality, diversity and inclusion, and workplace equity truly matter?
  • Investment risks and the rise of derivative lawsuits.
  • How are companies responding, and highlighting their position? What needs to be done to ensure this isn't a PR/marketing stunt but rather an effective movement for fundamental change?
  • What are the measures of success?

  • Henry Jones, President, California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Board of Administration
  • Angela Miller-May, Chief Investment Officer, Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund
  • Michael Garland, Assistant Comptroller for Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment, Office of the New York City Comptroller
  • Moderator: Joyce Cacho, Supervisory Board Member, World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)