CEO and Co-Founder, Social Finance
Tracy Palandjian, CEO and Co-Founder of Social Finance, a national nonprofit that builds innovative partnerships and investments to measurably improve lives. Since 2011, the firm has pioneered impact-first investments including the Social Impact Bond and the Career Impact Bond to catalyze capital at scale and deliver sustainable impact for people and communities across the United States. Social Finance also builds impact-first investments for donor-advised funds and private foundations and has mobilized over $350 million to deliver measurable outcomes in education, economic mobility, health, and housing.
Prior to Social Finance, Tracy was a Managing Director for eleven years at The Parthenon Group, where she established and led the Nonprofit Practice and worked with foundations and NGOs both in the U.S. and globally. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, Tracy is a frequent speaker and writer on environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) and impact investing, social innovation, and results-oriented policymaking. She has served – and continues to serve - on numerous nonprofit and foundation boards, including the Harvard Corporation, the Surdna Foundation, Mass General Brigham, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and Facing History and Ourselves.