Sustainability shapers on widening social inequalities and writing for the soul

Join us, on Sustainability shapers, as we sit down with Jodie Tapscott, Vice President and Director of Responsible Investing Strategy at AllianceBernstein. In this episode, Jodie shares her inspiring journey in finance and how a National Geographic article changed her career trajectory toward sustainability.

Delve into the systemic risk of widening social inequalities, explored through AllianceBernstein’s strategy. Discover the three key areas guiding their investment strategies and the impact on economic, social, and political landscapes. Plus, get a surprising glimpse into Jodie’s creative pursuit outside finance.

You can see from AB’s research that closing the inequality gap, whether through race, gender, or socioeconomic demographics is shown to provide growth opportunities for companies in terms of the demand for their products and services, in terms of their access to talent and thought leadership, in terms of improved customer retention, and, of course, in basic things like reduced human capital turnover and improved productivity.

Jodie Tapscott, Vice President and Director of Responsible Investing Strategy at AllianceBernstein

The industry needs to close the gender and ethnicity pay gap. It’s simple. We all know. We are all aware that there is a gender and ethnicity pay gap in our industry. There are a variety of reasons why, but the reality is those reasons don’t matter. And so, my call to action for our industry is to continue to work towards, and to work harder at closing this pay gap.

Jodie Tapscott, Vice President and Director of Responsible Investing Strategy at AllianceBernstein

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