2020 Impact Report

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Leadership by Gender at Working Capital Investment Fund

Fewer than one-quarter of venture investments in the US go to start-ups with a female founder, and only one out of every seven goes to a female-led company, according to the latest All In report from Pitchbook and Microsoft.[1] At Working Capital Fund, our portfolio reflects a significant improvement on this industry statistic. We want to share...

How Innovation Can Help End Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains

This post is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ blog series on human trafficking, in which CFR fellows and other leading experts assess new approaches to improve U.S. and global efforts to curb trafficking and modern slavery. This post was authored by Dan Viederman, Managing Director of the Working...

2020 Impact Report Press Release

Working Capital Innovation Fund Releases 2020 Impact Report Media Highlights: The Working Capital Innovation Fund supports systemic improvements in the protection of labor rights in global supply chains.Working Capital's 2020 Impact Report outlines the process for impact measurement and management, progress to date, and lessons learned for this...

WCIF Webinar: Pioneering Technology to Engage Workers

Technology is revolutionizing manufacturing and logistics in the global supply chain, but workers in the field and on the factory floor still suffer threats to their livelihoods, safety, and wellbeing. They lack information about their rights and the law, about health exposures, and about how to express concerns or access remedies to the...

FinTech With a Labor Lens

September 17th, 2020 Financial technology – “FinTech” – is an area where investment has led to impact on a large scale. As a former fintech investor, I’ve seen FinTech cover a diversity of interventions: digital-first banking, payments, insurance, alternative lending, capital markets, real estate, among many others.  In aggregate, they have been...

COVID-19: An opportunity for equality

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Author: Ed Marcum, Managing Director, Working Capital Fund 19 Aug 2020 Read on BHRRC Website: https://www.business-humanrights.org/en/blog/covid-19-an-opportunity-for-equality/ COVID-19 has highlighted and exacerbated the gap between the haves and have nots and laid bare inequity and injustice on a...

Portfolio Company Spotlight: Phylagen Featured on The Today Show

New test allows employers to protect workers by swabbing for coronavirus on workplace surfaces: Phylagen has launched its Surface Test, enabling businesses (and others) to take a swab of a surface and detect if COVID-19 is present and in what concentrations. The Surface Test was featured on a recent segment of the Today Show (linked below)....