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Event Date Thu Mar 25 EDT (over 1 year ago)
Location Webinar
Region Americas

Banks can be part of the solution to racial economic inequality in the U.S. In this session, we will explore the history of race and the banking system, its implications for our products and services today, its connection to fair lending laws, and how we can approach intentionally designing racially equitable products and services. As our society more openly reckons with racism in our country, we as bankers have the opportunity to honestly and thoroughly examine where banking fits in and how we can design solutions to create equitable financial opportunity and the racially equitable world we all wish to see.

Who Should Attend: Executive Leadership, Frontline Workers, Community Relations Professionals, Advocacy / Policy Professionals

Learning Objectives:
• Learn where we are today and why, including:
How our country’s historic laws and banking system practices have impacted racial economic inequality in the U.S.
Key data and information to understand the state of racial inequality in banking customer service, deposits, and loans today, and why policies and practices that are
intended to be fair lead to inequitable results.
• Explore solutions, including:
Ways to re-think about our products and policies to support racial equality within our current regulatory environment
Ideas for advocating policy and regulatory change to support this work


2021 Speaker

Erin Kilmer-Neel
Executive Director and Chief Impact Officer, Beneficial State Foundation