Racial Equity Investing: The Time is Now

As we all grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic alongside widespread protests after the deaths of George Floyd and others, many asset owners are trying to determine how they can activate their investment portfolios to advance racial and social equity more broadly. In 2018, experts from Cambridge Associates reviewed the state of social equity investing, with a focus on racial equity investing. The themes highlighted then are even more relevant today. This paper discusses the renewed sense of urgency around racial equity investing and puts forward three actions investors can take to address the inequities inherent in our society.