What are the barriers to effective DE&I in the workplace, and access to capital for Black entrepreneurs?

ESG Unlocked

23-02-2023 • 38 mins

In honor of Black History Month, this episode of ESG Unlocked focuses on the Social or -S- of ESG, and specifically the Black experience in America. Host Pamela Mutumwa speaks with Paul Francisco, Chief Diversity Officer at State Street Corporation, and Co-Founder of the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Justice Fund (NCF); as well as Colin Meadows, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at o15 Capital Partners. Paul and Colin discuss their experiences and observations in working to enhance Diversity Equity & Inclusion initiatives and how they can positively impact society and the economy. Additionally, both share their thoughts on how investors can drive change to close the capital access gap facing Black entrepreneurs, while investing and potentially becoming lead participants in market shifting ideas in the movement to reduce the racial wealth gap.

Host: Pamela Mutumwa

Guests: Paul Francisco and Colin Meadows