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How investors are challenging assumptions and building portfolios to advance racial equity

ImpactAlpha, Aug. 13The national reckoning with racial justice has generated a raft of reports and resources for investors. Recent contributions:

  • Inconvenient truths. Social-justice investing firm Robasciotti & Philipson examines the industry’s history of systemic racism and challenges long-held industry beliefs stifling change in its Race in Finance series. The first two installments are “Reckoning with our history” and “Do our investment defaults fund systemic racism?
  • Racial justice investing. In “Investing to Advance Racial Equity,” Cornerstone Capital looks across themes (income and wealth inequality, home ownership and affordable housing, access to capital and access to education) and asset classes (public equity, alternatives, fixed income and cash) to identify investable solutions to structural racism.
  • Practices and portfolios. Cambridge Associates details three actions investors can take to address racial inequities in “Racial Equity Investing”: 1) Make racial equity an investment priority and codify it in investment policies; 2) Allocate capital to racial equity investments; and 3) Put racial equity at the center of the investment selection process.
  • Roundup. Trinity Church Wall Street’s Bhakti Mirchandani pulls together insights and initiatives in Forbes.

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