The acceleration of AI into every aspect of work and life poses both exciting opportunities and urgent threats. Intelligent machines will spark new business models and drive global innovation. What measures should business and policy leaders take to ensure that AI will lead to positive outcomes for humanity and more just, inclusive, and dynamic economies around the world? Will there be an arms race between the United States, Europe and China in the development of AI?
As the challenges of deepening economic inequality and large-scale structural transformation are heightened by divisive politics in America, how can both parties inspire a new era of Inclusive Capitalism? What are lawmakers’ greatest challenges to achieving the goals of Inclusive Capitalism and what is the strategy for moving these issues forward? How have the midterm elections impacted the ability of lawmakers to work together towards a shared framework for Inclusive Capitalism?
Ten years after the financial crisis, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues its vital role of protecting investors, advancing efficient markets, and encouraging capital formation. How is the SEC strengthening its responsibility to these goals in light of increasing social, environmental, and demographic pressures? What is the SEC’s role in driving value creation for the long-term? What changes are necessary to meet new demands?
The Embankment Project for Inclusive Capitalism (EPIC) is an 18-month commitment by more than 30 global business leaders representing nearly $30 trillion of assets under management to develop a standardized, material, and comparable set of metrics to measure Inclusive Capitalism, led by EY and the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism. This first public discussion of the EPIC work product examines how asset owners, asset managers, and asset creators can use EPIC metrics to both measure and report on activities that create long-term shareholder value and positively impact a broad range of stakeholders.
EPIC CEOs host table discussions focused on EPIC value drivers. Through the lens of their individual organizations, participants design an action plan for improving and implementing EPIC metrics – and applying them across companies and industries. The working session groups will be organized around the unique challenges and opportunities of asset owners, asset managers and asset creators.
The Chief Investment Officer of the Government Public Investment Fund of Japan (GPIF), the world’s largest pension fund, shares his commitment to EPIC and other concrete actions that GPIF is taking to develop an inclusive and sustainable economy in Japan and around the world.
Asset managers not only drive global markets, they have a unique ability to encourage companies to focus on generating long-term results. How are both index and active managers incorporating EPIC value areas into their investment strategies and their engagement with corporate management teams? How can they go further to advance long-term value creation and sustainability?
A discussion of how current trade and other economic policies are creating a more inclusive and dynamic US economy.
Increasingly, CEOs are stepping outside their comfort zones to engage with local communities and actively participate in public affairs. This comes with opportunities as well as risks. In an era of heightened political hostility, how can CEOs optimise their positions as community influencers and market drivers to make positive change and encourage measurable social impact?