Heather Slavkin Corzo is the Head of US Policy for the UN PRI, the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment with over 3,000 signatories, globally, investing over $100 trillion AUM. In this capacity, she leads UN PRI’s US policy work, which focuses on promoting responsible investing, corporate disclosure of environmental, social and governance factors, and protecting investors’ rights.
Prior to joining the PRI, Ms. Corzo worked for the AFL – CIO beginning in 2007. She joined the AFL – CIO in 200 7 as a research analyst, was a Senior Legal and Policy Advisor from 2007 through 2014 and the Director of the Office of Investment from 2014 – 2018. As Director of the AFL – CIO Office of Investment, Ms. Corzo fought to enable workers to have a voice in the capital markets by leading corporate governance shareholder initiatives and advocating for legislative and regulatory reform.
Ms. Corzo served as a lead policy advisor on financial regulatory reform for the AFL – CIO throughout the 2008 financial crisis and the Dodd – Frank legislative and implementation processes. She focused on issues related to private equity and hedge funds, derivatives, systemic risk and housing. She served as the chair of the Americans for Financial Reform task force on derivatives regul ation from 2010 through 2013 and the task force on hedge funds and private equity from 2014 through 2016.
Ms. Corzo is a member of the Advisory Group for the Organisation for Economic Co – operation and Development (OECD) project on Responsible Business Con duct in the Financial Sector. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Progressive Talent Pipeline, which works to attract, recruit, and train diverse progressive candidates to work in the federal government. She is also a member of the Steering Commit tee of Americans for Financial Reform. Ms. Corzo also served as a policy volunteer for the Biden – Harris presidential campaign.
Prior to joining the AFL – CIO, Ms. Corzo was Assistant Counsel at BISYS Fund Services where she provided legal services related t o establishing and maintaining mutual funds, money market funds and registered hedge funds of funds. Ms. Corzo received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida