Economic Development

Financial Security and Social Stability

July 26, 2021  • Aspen Global Leadership Network

“I think the biggest connection between financial stability or security and social stability is predictability and reliability… It’s my job as mayor to show that these things are possible…”

– St. Louis Mayor, Tishaura Jones

Inclusion happens by design, not by default, and it matters very much who the designers are. In this conversation, hear from two Aspen Global Leadership Network Fellows who are working to design more inclusive economic growth. Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth Founder Shamina Singh (Henry Crown Fellow) and newly elected St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones (Rodel Fellow) talk about the connections between financial security – for individuals, households, and small businesses – and the imperative to build more equitable, sustainable and stable communities. 

This conversation took place at the 2021 Resnick Aspen Action Forum’s Opening Plenary on Trust, Conflict, and Polarization. Explore other dialogues on fighting mis/disinformation, transcending high conflict, trust building, and more.