2023-2024 Executive Board
Director of Social Impact, Innovation, and Investment Specialization
Andrea Armeni is Associate Clinical Professor of Social Finance and Public Service and Director of Social Impact, Innovation & Investment at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Transform Finance, a non-profit research, education, and implementation partner that supports investors and social change actors to challenge legacy investment approaches, seed transformative investment models, and build movement power.
A corporate lawyer by training, Andrea has spent the last decade exploring how capital can be made more just and equitable and how social change can be achieved both in and through finance. His current explorations focus on distributed governance mechanisms at the enterprise level as a fairer alternative to shareholder primacy.
He is the co-author, most recently, of “Grassroots Community Engaged Investment: Redistributing power over investment processes as the key to fostering equitable outcomes” and “Addressing Capital's Effects on Racial Justice: How investments drive injustice and what investors can do about it.” Andrea’s NYU Wagner course on finance and social justice received the 2021 Award of Excellence from the Financial Times and the Impact Finance Faculty Consortium.
Andrea holds a B.A. in analytic philosophy from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor from the Yale Law School.
Previous Executive Boards
Alexandra Kotis, Andrew Garrett, Annie Schonberger, Ben Goodwin, Devashish Taknet, Ellie Kiernan, Felipe Ramirez, Lamba Najib, Madison Friedman, Nirav Shah, Serena Desai and Tyler Rice
Alexandra Kotis, Annie Schonberger, Emily Farley Chang, Felipe Ramirez, Hilarina Casie Chitty, Jordana Grunfeld, Juan Junca, Kyle Roland, Madison Friedman, Serena Desai and Tyler Rice