About the Event
The Bloomberg Equality Summit convened senior leaders, and by using data-driven insights, shifts the focus from conversation to action. The global economy and its citizens are confronting dual shocks: the deadly COVID-19 virus which has shuttered nations and exposed the disproportionate disparities in health and access to health care – all while researchers race for a vaccine. The second shock are the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, whose killing by four police officers in Minneapolis set off global protests against police brutality and a reckoning on race throughout all facets of society. The unprecedented pandemic and protests comes as the U.S. celebrates the centennial anniversary of a woman’s right to vote and the nation prepares for the 2020 presidential election. At the same time Europe faces the harsh realities of a troubling rise in populism while the UK prepares for its final countdown to Brexit.