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Building a Career at the Intersection of Money and Impact

Author:
Craig Zelizer

May 31, 2024

PCDN is excited to announce our upcoming Social Change Career Podcast Livestream, "Building a Career at the Intersection of Money and Impact" featuring Andrea Longton, CFA, an award-winning author and professional social justice investor. Andrea has raised over $1 billion for social justice investments in the United States and has advised on another $1.5 billion worldwide.

During this episode, Andrea will share her extensive experience as a social justice investor and author. Drawing from her vast background in finance and social justice, Andrea will offer valuable advice for students and professionals seeking to make an impact through social justice investing, including how to get started, building a sustainable investment portfolio, and much more.

Andrea will cover the following topics:

  • What is Social Justice Investing? An introduction to the fundamentals and emerging trends.
  • How to Get Started as a Social Justice Investor. Practical steps for building your own investment portfolio.
  • Navigating Career Shifts in Social Justice Finance. Overcoming challenges and finding opportunities.
  • Networking for Impact. Essential resources and tips for prioritizing connections and continuous learning.

How do I attend: The Social Change Career Podcast livestream can be watched on LinkedIn & YouTube. The recording will also be uploaded to our YouTube Channel and converted to an episode of the Social Change Career Podcast.

When: The session will be streamed on June 3 from 1 pm to 2 pm EST.

Why is PCDN doing this? We are committed to helping social impact professionals and students around the world find their path to impactful careers. Our goal is to help as many people as possible put impact and changemaking at the heart of their work across diverse sectors.

For those who want more support, access to top experts, interactive sessions, networking events, workshops, and over 350 opportunities per month (fellowships, jobs, funding, social entrepreneurship, training, and more) plus tons of members-only benefits, please visit the PCDN Career Campus.

Format: The podcast features short interviews led by the PCDN leadership team with our guests, and there is usually time for questions from the audience. We look forward to seeing you there!

Bio: Andrea Longton is an award-winning author and professional social justice investor. She has raised over $1 billion for social justice investments in the United States and has advised on another $1.5 billion worldwide. In addition to her professional experience, Andrea manages her family’s finances, including their own social justice investment portfolio.

Her professional experiences include positions at Opportunity Finance Network, Freddie Mac, Capital Impact Partners (now Momentus Capital), and Delphos International. Andrea holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder designation from the CFA Institute (Charlottesville, VA), a BA from Centre College (Danville, KY), and an MA from The George Washington University (Washington, DC). Andrea is the founder and author-administrator of "The Social Justice Investor" website and cohost of "Renegade Capital: The Activist’s Podcast for Finance and Investments." She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.

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