David Wood directs the IRI’s research and field-building work on responsible investment across asset classes, and currently manages projects on RI strategy with pension fund trustees, mission investing by foundations, the changing landscape of community investing in the US, and impact investing and public policy. He holds a Ph.D. in History from The Johns Hopkins University.
Erin works on all aspects of IRI projects, leading the Trustee Leadership Forum for Retirement Security project with a focus on expanding and deepening trustee relationships and developing issue-specific resources. In addition to her work with the TLF, Erin conducts research on IRI projects and manages grants and administration for the IRI. Prior to joining the IRI team, Erin was a labor organizer, most recently working as the Director of Organizing for SEIU Local 509 based in Watertown, MA. Erin has fifteen years of experience in the field of labor organizing and labor relations and has worked for SEIU, AFSCME and the AFT. She holds a Masters Degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Andre de Almeida Santos is a Research Fellow at the IRI working with Development Financial Institutions and Institutional Investors on the topic of Just Transitions for populations left behind by economic and technological disruptions. André has over 20 years of a diverse career in both the private sector and development finance institutions. He served with the African Development Bank during a decade working on sustainable development and poverty reduction across Africa. He also launched a social enterprise for womens' empowerment in Mozambique. Other areas of interest include Adaptive Leadership and Social innovation. He holds a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and post-graduation in Finance from Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
Vonda is the Program Manager for The Just Transition Project. Before joining the IRI, she was the Director of the Capital Stewardship Program at Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which was created to engage the capital markets and financial institutions in innovative ways. Prior to her time with SEIU, Vonda worked as a community organizer in Chicago, New York, and Boston with the Industrial Areas Foundation. In addition, she co-founded the Trustee Leadership Forum for Retirement Security here at the IRI. She earned her B.A. from Calvin College and A.M. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.