The event brought together business leaders and public health professionals to examine how the pandemic has changed the scope of social responsibility and the ways in which the private sector is investing in the health of individuals and communities.
Panelists discussed how they are prioritizing investments to meet local health needs while ensuring equitable impact. They also discussed how they're measuring social and financial outcomes and devising mechanisms to boost more private investment and market opportunities in underserved communities.
The event was held as part of the New York Fed’s focus on three areas affecting community development: household financial well-being, climate-related risks to low- and moderate-income communities, and the social determinants of health.
Creating meaningful changes in the health of communities: Making impact investments informed by local health needs; Making workers partners in promoting health; Illustrating how improvements to public health can pay off.
January 19, 2022
3:00-4:30 PM EST
This event is open to the public and media. All remarks are on the record and the event will be livestreamed with a recording to be made available afterwards. For media inquiries, please contact Ellen Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Erickson, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Dr. Dave Chokshi, Commissioner, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Moderator: Dr. Zinzi Bailey, Social Epidemiologist, University of Miami; Managing Director, Health Equity Research Solutions, LLC
|3:10pm-3:35pm||Discussion 1: Social Responsibility & Public Health in the Age of COVID-19
Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO, Partnership for New York City
Valerie White, Executive Director, LISC NYC
Emma Tsui, Associate Professor, Community Health & Social Sciences, CUNY School of Public Health
|3:35pm-4:00pm||Discussion 2: Prioritizing Investments to Meet Local Health Needs
Sami Jarrah, CFO, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Rajith Sebastian, Head of Impact Investments, Wharton Social Impact Initiative; Wharton Fund for Health
Raymond Guthrie, Head of Investments, Capital Impact Partners
|4:00pm-4:25pm||Discussion 3: Measuring the Social and Financial Returns of Private Investments in Public Health
William Burckart, President & COO, The Investment Integration Project
Dominic Ramos-Ruiz, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of New York