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Human Capital: Investing in the Future of Work


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

Human Capital: Investing in the Future of Work

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Is it the robots? Immigrants? Offshoring? No matter how you look at it, labor dynamics are changing, and the future of work is a challenge facing investors and workers alike. As impact investors consider social effects of their portfolio alongside financial return, it’s important to consider the role they can or should play in supporting the creation of sustainable 21st-century livelihoods. This conversation will explore some of the ways in which investors – especially worker-aligned ones, such as pension funds – are approaching the issue as both a challenge and an opportunity to redefine the role and the responsibility of finance towards workers.

Some of the questions to be explored:

  • Is now really different from prior shifts in labor?

  • If nobody has a job, who will buy all the stuff companies produce?

  • How should the emergence of the “gig economy” be reflected in investment and policy decisions?

  • What is the responsibility of a pension fund towards its workers today versus its retirees in the future?  

This evening event will feature a thoughtful panel with a broad range of expertise, ample time for Q&A, and networking.


Event Details:

 **This event has been rescheduled from the original September 27th event date until Tuesday, November 28. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope you'll join us in November!



Andrea Armeni - Transform Finance

Andrea Armeni is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Transform Finance, a field-building organization working at the intersection of capital and social change by building bridges between investors and communities. Transform Finance provides thought leadership and advisory services as well as concrete tools that promote social change both in and through finance. Andrea is also the lead convener of the complementary Transform Finance Investor Network, a community of practice of family offices, foundations, and other asset owners that launched at the White House with an initial commitment of over $500 million and that has since grown to $2 billion. He is recognized as an innovator in the field of impact investing, particularly at the intersection of systemic change and social justice. Andrea combines a corporate law and finance background with a deep engagement with social justice activism.


Tensie Whelan - NYU Stern, Center for Sustainable Business

Tensie Whelan is the Director of NYU Stern School of Business’s Center for Sustainable Business, which she launched in 2016 with a  vision to “Create a Better World through Better Business.”  She has created a sustainable business specialization for undergrads and MBAs and launched a research initiative looking at creating a more robust financial case for sustainability investments as well as addressing the challenges associated with short-termism and shareholder capitalism.  Prior to joining Stern, Whelan served, as President of the Rainforest Alliance, where she built the organization from a $4.5 million to $50 million budget and engaged more than 5,000 companies in more than 60 countries in sustainable sourcing of materials and services.

Robin Varghese - Open Society Foundations


Robin Varghese joined Economic Advancement Program (EAP) at Open Society Foundations in 2016 to help design its inaugural strategy and now is responsible for learning, multistakeholder engagement, and research for the program. He also co-leads the programs work on alternative business ownership models. Prior to joining EAP, Robin worked extensively on a broad array of issues in financial inclusion, developing measures of access and distributional impact for policy and practice. He was a founding member of the NGO, the Policy and Economic Research Council (PERC), where he served as Vice President and worked on issues related to financial sector infrastructure development and financial inclusion in a number of markets in the global North and South. Robin holds a Ph.D. in political economy from Columbia University. His scholarship examined the ways in which macroeconomic policy regimes shaped workplace democracy and class formation in post-War Europe. He is a founding editor of the web magazine He lives in Brooklyn where he volunteers for a number of local non-profits in arts and education.

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Impact Hub NYC
394 Broadway 5th floor
New York, NY 10013

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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An ongoing event series, SOCAP 365 features world-class speakers and opportunities to connect at the intersection of money and meaning. Through thought leadership panel discussions, inclusive dialogues, and community-building events in multiple locations, SOCAP 365 serves the rapidly growing global network of impact investors, social entrepreneurs, conscious corporations, philanthropists, government agencies, and innovators in every sector. Whether you’re a long-time SOCAP attendee or relatively new and curious about the field, SOCAP 365 is a chance to plug-in locally with like minded peers committed to accelerating the flow of capital toward global good.

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