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Workers’ Capital Project

Our Work

The Workers’ Capital Project creates a framework for studying responsible investment and labor’s capital and how they have been deployed in efforts to resist shareholder primacy, short-termism, and the social harms of financialization. Through research, programmatic convenings, and on-going engagement with practitioners, this project acts as a home for innovative work related to investment practices, fiduciary regulation, and the developing landscape of ESG investment, especially focused on labor and work.

Workers’ Capital Project Team

Erin Shackelford
Director, Workers’ Capital Project

Vonda Brunsting
Director, Global Workers’ Capital Project

David Wood
CLJE Fellow

Areas of Concentration

The Workers’ Capital Project is currently engaged in research in the following areas:

  • Responsible investment in pension funds with the Trustee Leadership Forum for Retirement Security.
  • Research and engagement with international investors and advocates through the Global Capital Strategies initiative focused on coordinated action in financial systems in the service of labor and human rights and a just transition to a low-carbon economy.

The Trustee Leadership Forum for Retirement Security

The Trustee Leadership Forum for Retirement Security was created in 2011 to work with trustees of pension funds on responsible investment. Through an annual national convening, a webinar series, and the development of online resources, the TLF aims to support trustees as they grapple with the challenges of overseeing their funds in the best interests of their beneficiaries.