Event Calendar

Friday, December 6, 2019

Webinar: Corporate Leadership on Reducing Gun Violence: A Discussion with Walmart and Levi Strauss

Start Date: 12/6/2019 12:00 PM EST
End Date: 12/6/2019 1:00 PM EST

Location:
United States 

Mass shootings and the proliferation of guns in the United States are tragically becoming a regular feature of the news. Mass shootings have occurred at various locations in the country, including schools, public and military service centers, retail stores, churches and entertainment venues. In many states, it is easier to buy a gun than obtain a driver’s license. 

 

In the absence of government action to take concrete steps to reduce gun violence, Walmart and Levi Strauss made public commitments to take action. Walmart stopped selling certain guns and ammunition, while Levi Strauss has leveraged its brand to advocate for gun regulation.

 

This webinar will feature how these two companies’ positions on gun violence have evolved, why they felt the need to become public on this critical issue and the challenges of speaking out on a major social issue.

 

Investors have a keen interest in leveraging their investments to reduce gun violence in the United States.  According to findings in the US SIF Foundation’s Report on Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends, money managers’ policies that restrict or exclude weapons-related investments applied to more than $1.9 trillion in assets under management as of 2018, a five-fold increase from 2016.

 

Panelists:

 

Anna Walker, Vice President, Levi Strauss & Co.

Dan Bartlett, Executive Vice President – Corporate Affairs, Walmart

 

This one-hour webinar for US SIF members will be moderated by CEO Lisa Woll.

 

Register here.