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YBCA - Forum

Corporations helped cause economic inequality. Now, how can they fix it?
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Corporations nationwide are embracing workforce finance to fill job openings and expand economic mobility: Google is blending balance sheet dollars and philanthropy to invest in America’s workforce, while OneTen and Merit America are preparing workers without college degrees for tech careers. Social Finance’s Jake Edwards will sit down with Google’s Justin Steele and Merit America’s Leila Makarechi to discuss learnings from such employer-led investments, including a brief virtual conversation with two Merit America graduates.


Jake Edwards

Vice President, Impact Investments

Social Finance

Justin Steele

Director, Americas


Leila Makarechi

Chief Business Officer

Merit America

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