ERICA BARBOSA VARGAS
Global Head of Sustainable Finance & Impact Investing
Erica is responsible for SecondMuse Capital’s overall strategy and impact investing practice. Erica joined SecondMuse Capital from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation where, as Director of Solutions Finance, she led strategies for financial innovation and integration of the Foundation's financial assets to support social and economic systems transformation.
Erica spearheaded McConnell’s impact investing practice for close to a decade, which includes a multi-asset impact investing portfolio ($130M AUM), blended finance approaches; and ESG integration within the Foundation's endowment ($700M AUM). Prior to joining McConnell, Erica spent 13 years in the private sector and international development, primarily in Latin America, Canada, and the UK. She sits on a number of boards and investment committees.
Erica completed undergraduate studies in behavioral psychology and neuroscience, and holds an MPA in Public and Economic Policy from the London School of Economics & Political Science. She specializes in innovation and systems dynamics for inclusive economic development.
Erica is originally from Bolivia and is passionate about building a caring world in which every person has the opportunity and freedom to develop their full potential and one where we live in harmony with the planet.