• 10:00 am 12:00 pm Washington, D.C.
  • 2:00 pm 4:00 pm London
  • 3:00 pm 5:00 pm Brussels

On March 26, the IIF and EY hosted a closed-door session, titled "Addressing Inequality - Benefitting All" featuring experts in the fields of diversity, equity and inclusion, including financial inclusion, machine learning and AI, economics and public policy.

Most would agree that there are tangible socio-economic costs related to inequality stemming from race, gender, class or other types of discrimination that prevent equal opportunity for all. This has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with some communities hit disproportionately by job losses and infection rates. The Biden administration has said that one of its key priorities is social justice and advancing racial equity. Globally there is a focus on addressing inequality and closing wealth gaps through financial inclusion and the use of new technologies. How will the financial services industry play a role in these initiatives, and what will they do to narrow the inequality gap and foster global financial stability and sustainable economic growth?

The discussions focused on the macroeconomic implications of race and gender inequality, breaking down systemic barriers to equality in the financial services industry, as well as equitable AI in financial services.

This event was closed to members of the press and by invitation-only for IIF members. To learn more, please reach out to [email protected].