Overview

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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2020 Impact Report

Click the links below to download and view Working Capital's 2020 Impact Report and affiliated documents. 2020 Impact ReportDownload 2020 Impact Report SummaryDownload 2020 Impact Report Press ReleaseDownload

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Reflections on Investee Impact Management and Measurement Journeys

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.

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Past Events

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Presented By

Daniel Viederman

Working Capital Innovation Fund | Managing Director

Speakers

Paula Luff

Director of ESG Research and Engagement, DSC Meridian Capital

Felicitas Weber

Project Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, KnowTheChain

Rob Zochowski,

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

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