Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, the IRI must postpone the TLF Annual Convening scheduled for June 8 – 10, 2020. We hope to offer some helpful virtual discussions in the coming weeks and months, to act as a clearinghouse for information for our TLF community in this challenging time, and, when it is appropriate, to come together again in person at the Harvard Kennedy School. In the meantime, please keep in touch.
In a new long read in Responsible Investor, IRI Director David Wood joins Mike Musaraca in exploring the adequacy of RI to address issues of labor, income inequality, and financialization. "In theory," they write, "the RI community was created to allow investors to address major social issues left out of conventional financial practice. But for RI to tackle what Joshua Freeman refers to . . . as the labor question, it has to go beyond its own conventional toolkit, to address the political economy that structures economic inequality, the system that allows for investment decision-making to take place. ESG is not enough to tackle the labor question." Read the article "Responsible Investment and the Labor Question" on Responsible Investor [paywall].