WR Podcast #7

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Workforce Realigned Podcast, Episode 7: How Google is Driving Economic Mobility with an Innovative Investment Fund

Jake Edwards, Troy Blackwood, and Hector Mujica

From the Social Finance Institute

The Social Finance Institute, Education, Workforce & Economic Mobility, Career Impact Bonds

Key Takeaway

“Our goal is to create a more equitable set of pathways to upward mobility. Now, in terms of how we prepare these learners and how we ensure there’s going to be learner success, we are prioritizing that by supporting programs that place learners at the center of the learning experience.” —Hector Mujica, Head of Economic Opportunity, Google

In this Workforce Realigned podcast episode, Troy Blackwood, Head of Structured Investments at Google, Hector Mujica, Head of Economic Opportunity, Americas at Google.org, and Social Finance Vice President Jake Edwards discuss the Google Career Certificates Fund—created to empower more than 20,000 learners to realize over $1 billion in aggregate wage gains.

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In addition to Google.org’s long standing commitment to workforce development, there has always been a desire on the finance side to utilize our balance sheet for good. So from my team's perspective, this represents another opportunity to deploy Google's balance sheet in support of socially responsible initiatives.

Troy Blackwood

Head of Structured Investments, Google

Troy Blackwood headshot

The Workforce Realigned podcast offers innovative ideas about how to reboot economic mobility in America. It is part of a larger book, event, and action group series called Workforce Realigned, presented by Social Finance and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia.

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