The Supply chain innovation fund
Origin & Approach
Theory of chANGE
Working Capital is an early-stage venture fund that invests in scalable innovations to meet the growing corporate demand for more transparent and ethical supply chains—addressing the urgent need to protect vulnerable workers and source responsibly. It was initially incubated by Humanity United, which is founded by The Omidyar Group, a diverse collection of independent organizations and initiatives.
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Over the last year, the developmental evaluation (DE) team worked with four investees – Provenance, QuizRR, Ulula, and OpenSC – to support their impact measurement and management (IMM) activities. All investees have been forced to confront the challenges of the pandemic context, which has presented both opportunities and constraints to IMM. In this article, we are sharing selected insights and implications related to their IMM approaches, journeys, and learning along the way.
This ‘Emerging Impact Manager’ supports scalable solutions for workers in global supply chains View the Offical Press Release Here BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 23, 2021—ImpactAssets has named Working Capital Innovation Fund as one of the ImpactAssets 50 2021 (IA...
As apart of the 2021 OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector, Managing Partner Dan Viederman moderated a session entitled 'Upstream Due Diligence'. A message from Managing Partner, Dan Viederman Thanks to the good people at the OECD...
Working Capital Innovation Fund | Managing Director
Director of ESG Research and Engagement, DSC Meridian Capital
Project Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, KnowTheChain
Program Director, Harvard Business School, Program on Impact Investing and Impact Weighted Account
Investor’s Guide to Tackling the ‘S’ in ESG: Modern Slavery, Conditions of Work and Employment
This session will seek to identify practical approaches to increasing visibility on upstream risks linked to key commodity supply chains.
Key Discussion Topics Include:
- Effectively integrate social factor metrics to provide accurate data and understanding of ’S’ for investment decision making
- Identify the sources of data that exist or are emerging, including data sourced through new technology, machine learning, NLP and Ai
- How investors should think about the emerging topic of modern slavery within an investment decision-making context
- Discover best practices models of leadership performance demonstrating how leading corporates understand and address social and labour issues in their operations and supply chains