New Systems for Shared Prosperity - How the Bay Area is Looking to Build Wealth for Everyone

Jacob Denney July 11, 2022

The Bay Area is one of the wealthiest regions in the United States, but it also has some of the highest income and wealth inequality. The legacies of economic exclusion and practices such as redlining and exclusionary zoning denied Black and brown people the opportunity to build wealth and have helped drive the income inequality that defines the region. By reimagining our existing systems, stakeholders have begun to collaborate on ways to alleviate inequality and build economic security. This panel will discuss the ways in which the Bay Area is working to build shared prosperity by challenging long-held ideas and embracing bold systems change, and will discuss some of the most promising ways for them to help build economic security for all people.


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Reimagine Systems


Economic Justice, Racial Justice

Purpose and Desired Outcome

The purpose of this fireside chat is to share strategies and solutions for economic inequality and building shared prosperity, with an emphasis on steps the San Francisco Bay Area is taking that can be replicated in other regions across the world. The conversation will talk about lessons learned, systems confronted and changed, as well as the future efforts that are necessary for building true shared prosperity in the region.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Corporate & SME

  • Government

  • Academia

  • Service Providers

  • Accelerators & Incubators


  • NameAlicia John-Baptiste
  • TitlePresident & CEO
  • OrganizationSPUR
  • StatusConfirmed
  • Namejohn a. powell
  • TitleDiector
  • OrganizationOthering & Belonging Institute
  • StatusInvited
  • NameJoaquín Torres
  • TitleSan Francisco Assessor-Recorder
  • OrganizationCity and County of San Francisco
  • StatusInvited
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