Equality: Corporations as a Driving Force for Inclusion 


With Henry Robin, ('88), former chair and current board member of the Board of Directors of the Human Rights Campaign. 

 

Tuesday, October 18th

Time:  6:00 pm ET

Virtual 

 

Join Henry Robin ('88), former chair and current member of the Board of Directors of the Human Rights Campaign, the US's largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, for a discussion on the evolving role of corporations as powerful activists in the movement towards intersectional equality. Companies have responded to the cultural reckoning of 2020 by operationalizing their commitment to equality through legislative efforts, internal policies, and better measurement. Disney's efforts to repeal Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill and the launch of Starbuck's $100 million Community Resilience Fund are high-profile examples of the trend. Henry will discuss what corporations are doing now, how their efforts are being measured, and what lies on the horizon. 

 

Henry Robin is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Human Rights Campaign, serving on both the political and charitable foundation governing boards of the organization.  He is also the President/mayor of Fire Island Pines.  He was a General Partner and Managing Director of Invesco Private Capital, heading the private equity fund of funds business. Previously, he was a senior partner at North Sea Capital, a Copenhagen-based private equity fund-of-funds manager and was a founding partner and deputy head of (Carlyle’s) AlpInvest Partner's New York office. 

 

Henry has also held senior positions at Credit Suisse First Boston and the MacArthur Foundation after beginning his investment career at Goldman Sachs in 1988. He graduated from Northwestern University and was named an F.C. Austin Scholar at the J.L. Kellogg  School of Management.