New Plenary Sessions Announced!

Introducing our Plenary Sessions

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Do not miss this opportunity to virtually connect and learn from the most innovative players in the community development finance movement! Explore topics addressing the tough social, racial, and economic justice issues that are part of the DNA of our movement of Community Development, CDFI and Minority Designated credit unions.


2020 Inclusiv Virtual Conference
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 10am-6pm ET


Building A More Equitable Financial System

Experts will examine the fault lines exposed by the financial crisis and explore the emerging role of CDFIs, MDIs and mission driven credit unions as financial first responders.


Credit Unions Build Racial Equity

2020 has once again renewed focus on racial inequities in the US and reinvigorated national attention on the imperative of creating a financial system that works for everyone. According to the Institute for Policy Studies Racial Wealth Divide report, the median Black family, with just over $3,500, owns just 2% of the wealth of the nearly $147,000 the median White family owns. The median Latino family, with just over $6,500, owns only 4% of the wealth of the median White family. This trend is being exacerbated by the current crisis, which has disproportionately impacted rural areas and minority communities. How can we build on the legacy of community development credit unions to counter these trends and advance true financial inclusion? Join a discussion with policy makers, thought leaders and CDCU practitioners who will examine the challenges and opportunities for credit unions attempting to close this gap.


CDFIs: The Ultimate Financial First Responders

CDFIs in general and credit unions in particular played an essential role in the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program in getting billions of dollars of these forgivable loans to truly small businesses in underserved communities and communities of color across the country. As a result, the CDFI sector has gained visibility and recognition by the public and Congress. Where do we go from here? How can we expand capacity?


Understanding And Responding To Interwoven Crises

COVID-19 began as a public health crisis, quickly followed by an economic crisis with a drastic impact on households’ financial well-being. Public health and household financial data is showing us how these layered crises are disproportionately impacting poor communities and communities of color, underscoring long-standing inequalities in health access and financial stability. Join us to learn about what the latest research is telling us about communities and households’ financial well-being during 2020 and how credit unions can continue to adapt and respond in the months ahead.


Climate Change And Equality: The Role Of Credit Unions To Make Clean Energy Accessible And Affordable

Natural disasters have intensified because of climate change and have a disproportionate impact on low-income minority communities. Inclusiv’s newly established Center on Resilience and Affordable Renewable Energy has brought together a group of credit union innovators and clean energy experts to create a framework to replicate and scale up these efforts.

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