Laura Campos

Senior Director of Economic Justice

Laura Campos has more than two decades of experience in philanthropy. As the Senior Director on the Economic Justice team, Laura leads a portfolio focused on advancing economic security, expanding access to capital, and confronting monopoly power. She also oversees the foundation’s use of active ownership strategies to address corporations’ impacts on racial, economic, and environmental justice and leads the Foundation’s cross-departmental Economic Justice Solutions Team.

In her prior role as the Director of NCF’s Corporate & Political Accountability portfolio, Laura focused on supporting the revitalization of the antimonopoly movement and created a cohesive approach to funding work to leverage investor power to drive change. Laura also served the Foundation as its Director of Shareholder Activities from 2007 to 2016, successfully engaging public corporations on topics including political spending, renewable energy, diversity and inclusion, and executive compensation. Before joining the foundation, Laura worked with high-net-worth private clients at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. She has also worked on projects for the Arcus Foundation, the Aga Khan Foundation, and Christian Aid.

Laura received the Joan Bavaria Award in 2019 for her work to transform the capital markets into a system that balances economic prosperity with social and environmental concerns. Her work has been covered by numerous publications and her writing on shareholder activism has appeared in The New York Times, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and The International Business Times, among others.

Laura currently serves on the board of the American Economic Liberties Project. She has also served on the Council of Institutional Investors’ Asset Owner Advisory Committee.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the College of Wooster and an M.Sc., Economics from the London School of Economics.

More from Laura

How NCF Leverages Investor Standing to Push Companies like Google on Racial Equity Issues  |

As we mentioned in our recent strategic plan update, we aim to combine all of the organization’s assets — people, relationships, knowledge,…
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Corporations Shouldn’t have a Monopoly on Power: Part 2 |

The Nathan Cummings Foundation’s Director of Corporate and Political Accountability, Laura Campos, recently sat down with leaders from three of our…
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Corporations Shouldn’t have a Monopoly on Power: Part 1 |

The rise of giant platform monopolies like Facebook, Google and Amazon has drawn renewed attention to the problematic nature of…
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Shareholders for Stakeholders: CEOs should safeguard, not silence, engaged investors |

Via Impact Alpha: The Business Roundtable’s statement from 181 CEOs committed to pay employees fairly, protect the environment and foster…
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“Keep It Secret” Policies Enable Cultures Of Harassment And Discrimination |

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