intelligence | April 14, 2017

Black lives matter in investing (and divesting)

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The economic platform of the Movement for Black Lives includes demands for progressive tax policy, job creation, environmental restoration and the reallocation of federal, state and local budgets from incarceration to education, employment and restorative justice.

The broad set of principles reimagines black communities’ relationship with land and economic development and argues for systemic policy changes and long-term investments in communities of color.

The Transform Finance Investor Network and authors of the Movement for Black Lives economic platform explored how investors can engage the movement’s principles and goals in a webinar.

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Photo credit: Movement for Black Lives