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Racial Justice in Finance and Investment

June 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This session is part of the Racial Equity & Justice in Philanthropy Funders’ Summit being hosted by the Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples, Real Estate Foundation of BC and LEVEL.

DATE: June 23, 2020
TIME: 2:00pm to 3:30pm Pacific / 5:00pm to 6:30pm Eastern.

Racism is often something that Canadians think happens somewhere else or at some other time in history. But the lived experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour show that systemic racism runs rampant and is deeply rooted in Canadian society.  Fundamental as it is, the struggle for racial justice has not always intersected with one of the main drivers of racial injustice: finance.

Yet capital allocation decisions, and approaches to capital stewardship, affect racial justice dramatically. It is critical for philanthropic organizations to think about how their investment decisions affect Indigenous, black and other communities of colour and what the opportunities are to support racial justice across their portfolios.

Join Foundation Investing 2.0 to learn about how racial inequity manifests in finance and how capital allocation and stewardship practices can be shifted in support of racial justice. Following a panel discussion, participants will have the opportunity to participate in small group discussions to explore some key questions and possible actions.


Mitty Owens, Director of Capital Strategies, Transform Finance
Eugene Lee, Vice President, Investments, Vancouver Foundation
Andrea Dobson, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Shannon Rohan, Chief Strategy Officer, SHARE (moderator)

Registration will open soon. Please contact level@vancouverfoundation.ca to be included on the list for summit updates, including when registration opens.


The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada
Real Estate Foundation of BC