In 2020, the US discussion on how we achieve economic equity went through an unprecedented paradigm shift. Long standing barriers to how we approach economic opportunity and equity were cast aside – in some cases by force, and in some cases by necessity to keep our society and economy functioning. Across all sectors, leaders, innovators and policy makers understand that the new rules written on government spending and direct cash payments, and the new expectations codified as norms, on investing in people and communities of color, present a once in a century opportunity to take unprecedented strides in how we foster more economic and racial equity in the United States.
Despite the window of opportunity, there are many obstacles ahead. This panel will explore bold new ideas that are now part of the mainstream dialogue on how the policies of governments, corporations and philanthropy can and should create opportunity and right the wrongs on past inequities – and the challenges to bringing these ideas to fruition.