Executive Director, Transform Finance
Andrea Armeni is the co-founder and executive director of Transform Finance, a 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, Armeni has spent the last decade exploring how capital can be made more just and equitable and helping activists and grassroots groups reclaim power over it.
He is an adjunct faculty member at New York University, where he teaches in the masters program on the intersection of finance and society.
Armeni has served as a senior investment advisor to the United Nations’ Joint SDG Fund Secretariat, is a steering member of the Racial Equity Economics Finance Sustainability initiative and is a board member of CARE Enterprises, Inc. He is the 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.” Armeni holds a bachelors in analytic philosophy from Columbia University and a juris doctor from the Yale Law School.