Investing in a better post Covid-19 world

Wednesday 01 September 2021 | 17:00 - 18:00 | Webinar

This session is brought to you by CFA UK's Ethics committee

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused fundamental changes in the economy that are likely to last for years to come. Each person has been impacted differently but, when viewed on a generation basis, trends begin to emerge. Similarly, some industries have thrived while others have essentially stopped. Government and corporate debt are at record levels and some businesses are currently surviving on government support. How do we build back better?

Join our panel of experts who will discuss the investment profession's role in supporting a recovery that could reverse some of the heighted inequity seen during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our panel will explore the key ethical questions created by the pandemic for the investment industry and try to provide insight into how investment professionals can promote the integrity and viability of the global capital markets for the ultimate benefit of society in the context of the pandemic.

The panel will begin by identifying the key ethical challenges created by the pandemic for both individuals and business. Next, they will dive into the different expert viewpoints on these key issues, before finally focusing on potential solutions. How can investment professionals invest to create a better post Covid-19 world?

Where recordings are made, these are a member benefit that are accessed through the member-only platform, CFA UK Discover.


Registration: 16:55

Event: 17:00 - 18:00

CPD Points: 1.00


Maja Gustafsson, Economist, Resolution Foundation

Maja Gustafsson's work focuses on intergenerational fairness and she recently co-authored a report An intergenerational audit for the UK which included detailed analysis on the intergenerational impact of the covid-19 pandemic.

Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics and Behavioural Science, University of Warwick

Andrew Oswald's research is principally in applied economics and quantitative social science and currently includes work on the covid-19 crisis and health economics.

Eoin Murray, Head of Investment, Federated Hermes

Eoin Murray is a member of the executive committee at Federated Hermes. He also leads the investment office, which is responsible to clients for investment teams’ consistent delivery of responsible, risk-adjusted performance. He is also executive sponsor for equality, diversity & inclusion.

Sarah Forster, CEO and Co-Founder, Good Economy Partnership.

Sarah has worked at the forefront of finance for positive impact for more than 25 years, working in the fields of sustainable economic development, development finance, impact measurement and management both internationally and in the UK.

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