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Why Gender Diversity May Lead to Better Returns for Investors

Investing in equality for women can potentially increase a company’s—and your portfolio’s—bottom line. Our expert explains.
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By Lily Trager,
Wealth Management, Director of Impact Investing

Morgan Stanley Announces Partnership With Tennis Pro Leylah Fernandez

Leylah Fernandez to serve as brand ambassador for Morgan Stanley as part of a multiyear agreement to reach tennis fans globally and help increase access and equity for underrepresented communities in the sport of tennis
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Morgan Stanley announced a new partnership with women’s tennis professional Leylah Fernandez to expand the reach of the Morgan Stanley brand to tennis fans around the world. Fernandez will serve as a brand ambassador for Morgan Stanley and will support the Firm’s giving back initiatives.

Lessons From Black Entrepreneurs

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Our recent panel discussion to mark Black History Month—featuring three alumni from our in-house accelerator for women and multicultural entrepreneurs—explored issues of access to funding, the Black wealth gap and other challenges unique to Black founders.

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Our recent panel discussion to mark Black History Month—featuring three alumni from our in-house accelerator for women and multicultural entrepreneurs—explored issues of access to funding, the Black wealth gap and other challenges unique to Black founders.

The Recovery of the SHEconomy

The pandemic inhibited women’s participation in the labor force, but setting up the right support systems can help them recover lost ground and reclaim their economic momentum.
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If you graphed women’s economic progress over recent history, you’d see their share of the U.S. labor force rose slowly, from 30% in 1950 to 47% today.1 You’d see them surpassing men in 2017 by 10 percentage points when it comes to earning college degrees.2 Even the wage gap between men and women—though stubborn since the 1990s—continued to tighten.

And then came 2020.

Access & Opportunity Podcast: Building Black Generational Wealth

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Hosted by Carla Harris

On this episode, we hear from farmer Eddie Slaughter, who comes from a long line of Black farm owners and was determined to not let discriminatory lending practices make him the last. Then, Carla sits down with McKinsey partner Shelley Stewart III to discuss the pervasive inequities that have shaped Black Americans’ experience with acquiring wealth.

Advancing Racial Equity Through Your Investments

Investors now have a variety of intentional investing approaches to pursue a more inclusive society, as well as their financial goals.
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Building a truly inclusive society will require concerted action across governments, nonprofits, corporations and investors. We increasingly understand the benefits of advancing racial equity, but aren’t necessarily aware of the available tools for investors to pursue this goal. Whether considering restriction screening, promoting diverse ownership and representation, or delving into shareholder engagement and reporting, advancing racial equity through investment capital is a journey of discovery, understanding and action.

At Scale Podcast: The Honeybee Effect

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Who would have thought the wing of a tiny honeybee drives a trillion dollar economy, global food security, and economic resilience for women. Host Audrey Choi explores the impact of these essential workers on our global food supply, and why protecting them is so essential to our own survival.

At Scale Podcast: Trees As Essential Infrastructure

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Hosted by Audrey Choi

Whether they’re cooling our cities, swallowing carbon, or protecting our neighborhoods from natural disasters...trees are much more than decorative lamp posts. In this episode we hear the argument for why trees should be considered essential infrastructure and why not every tree planting campaign can deliver what it promises.

Now, What's Next? Podcast: Trouble Brewing Along the Coffee Supply Chain

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Host Sonari Glinton finds out how changing climates and unpredictable weather will continue to impact coffee crops, create shipping delays, and raise the price of a cup of joe, and what some are doing to help create resilience in the face of these challenges.

Access and Opportunity Podcast: Bridging the Digital Divide

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Hosted by Carla Harris

On this episode, we hear from high school teacher Mayra Delgado about how her students are affected by the digital divide, and what she’s decided to do about it. Then host Carla Harris sits down with co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Rene Gonzalez about how his company, Lit Communities, brings broadband connectivity to the communities that need it most.

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