We envision a world where capital is a tool for the advancement of real, transformative social change. Through thought leadership, trainings, convenings, and the Transform Finance Investor Network, we support all stakeholders, from community leaders and activists to investors and entrepreneurs, who are exploring that vision.  


This briefing highlights the importance of the role of investors in protecting workers in light of major trends in labor dynamics. Conducted with NYU Stern’s Center for Sustainable Business, it outlines the intersection of capital and the future of work and offers recommendations for labor-oriented investors.

Read coverage of the briefing in Fortune.

Transform Finance is currently analyzing the wide range of grassroots and community-engaged processes within capital interventions, from local investors creating community engagement tables to community-governed capital funds. We’re seeking experts on community-engaged capital.

Learn more about the project and how to contribute.


2019 Transform Finance Institute for Social Justice Leaders

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The sixth edition of Transform Finance's flagship training, the 2019 Institute for Social Justice Leaders, will take place this September in New York City. The training will provide a framework for the intersection of social justice and finance, where financial concepts are learned within the practical context of social justice efforts.


Bring a Local Institute to
Your City or Region!


Based on growing demand for inclusive, community-centered approaches to capital, we’ve taken our Institutes to cities and regions around the country. We’ve learned a lot – and our participants have too – and we’re currently taking applications for future Local Institutes. If you want to help leaders in your community learn more about how capital affects them, and what they can do about it, apply to be a Local Champion and bring an Institute to you!


We empower activists and community leaders to shape how capital flows affect them – both in terms of holding capital accountable and having a say in its deployment – by demystifying finance and building capacity for community-centered initiatives.


We support investors committed to deepening their impact investment practice to adopt transformative approaches and demonstrate the viability of the approach via education, concrete tools and strategies, and overall guidance.


We foster a new discourse and collaboration between previously disconnected stakeholders – investors and social justice practitioners – by creating connections, breaking down barriers of knowledge and values, and facilitating dialogue.


1) Projects are primarily designed, governed, and where feasible owned by communities.

2) Investments add more value than they extract.

3) The financial relationship fairly balances risks and returns among all stakeholders.



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Our work needs your support! Please join us in reclaiming the role of capital for our communities.

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Transform Finance is a fiscally sponsored 501c3 project of Common Counsel Foundation.