Worlds Collide: Social Change and Finance featuring Andrea Barrios, BCom'10

There is a new movement capturing the attention of mainstream investors as an emergence of a new set of financing solutions – spurred by innovative collaborations between public and private sectors – have overcome traditional barriers to channel private investment for environmental and social good.

Join Andrea Barrios, BCom’10, Innovative Finance Analyst at the Rockefeller Foundation, live from New York City and learn how you can leverage your career and find new opportunities in this emerging space. The 50-minute webinar will provide you with an overview of the field, showcase new mechanisms that are scaling, and highlight careers in this sector in North America.

Presenter Biography

Andrea Barrios, BCom'10

Andrea Barrios currently works at the Rockefeller Foundation on the Innovative Finance portfolio, specifically focusing on harnessing finance to mobilize private capital for social and environmental outcomes. These new innovative finance solutions range from new investment vehicles and market opportunities or partnership models. The innovation portfolio uses a venture philanthropy model and Andrea supports the sourcing and diligencing of new financing solutions.

Andrea moved to the United States in 2014 and enrolled in a Masters of Business Administration program at the University of Virginia focusing on Investment Banking and Corporate Finance. During her time, she developed a pay for success model aimed at improving HIV patient outcomes in Washington D.C. Elements of the patient-centric approach have been adopted by several organizations in the design of similar models.

Andrea holds an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.

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