Cambria Allen-Ratzlaff joined JUST Capital on May 31, 2022 as its new Managing Director and Head of Investor Strategies, to oversee the nonprofit’s work in the pensions, investments, and finance industry. In her new role, Cambria will be responsible for advancing JUST’s mission of building a more inclusive form of capitalism by developing and leading JUST’s investor stakeholder and financial markets strategy. She is also responsible for cultivating industry partnerships and initiatives with key market actors, with a focus on the asset owner, asset manager, sustainable and impact investing, and stakeholder communities.
Prior to joining JUST, Cambria was the Corporate Governance Director of the $63 billion UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, the largest non-governmental purchaser of retiree health care benefits in the United States, where she led and executed the Trust’s global liquid markets portfolio corporate governance program and oversaw the Trust’s global proxy voting program. Prior to joining the Trust in 2011, she served as Senior Corporate Governance Analyst for the Office of Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier and an Analyst for the Council of Institutional Investors.
Since 2013, Cambria has also led the Human Capital Management Coalition, a cooperative effort among a group of 36 institutional investors representing over $8 trillion in assets to elevate effective human capital management as a critical driver of long-term shareholder value. She is a recognized leader in corporate governance and sustainable investment, specifically board structure and accountability, executive compensation incentives and alignment, governance risk management and mitigation, shareholder rights, the role of transparency and accountability in ensuring efficacy and efficiency in the capital markets, and the relationship between public policy and value creation.
Cambria was appointed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Investor Advisory Committee in 2019, and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. In 2016, Cambria was named a Rising Star of Corporate Governance by the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School. Cambria previously served as an Officer on the Council of Institutional Investors board of directors. She received her A.B. in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and her M.A. in Public Policy from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
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