Rachel Gerrol, Co-Founder & CEO of NEXUS, speaks to Force for Good on how Nexus's model of private wealth community brings together those with financial wealth and those with social wealth to make a difference to the world's major issues.
“We're in this amazing moment in history, where there will be hundreds of trillions of dollars transferring generations in the next 20 years. The biggest wealth transfer in history.And what's so exciting about that is that I see young people seeking to have more of a decision making role …
Our 6,000 members who've raised their hands to say, I wish to be the change I want to see in the world. So they've self selected to be the voices for the voiceless in their countries …
Our members are most concerned in this moment with figuring out how to to get basic human rights and human needs met …
Two-thirds of our network is ultra high net worth. But one third are young social innovators.”
Rachel speaks to Force for Good about:
Nexus’s unique private wealth community with 6000 members across the world
How the next generation is seeking to take the risks to change the world for good
The importance of bringing together those with private wealth and those with social impact potential
The biggest issues this community is focused on and how it has mobilised to make a difference
The future of wealth, influence and impact
...and much more
Rachel Gerrol is Co-Founder & CEO of NEXUS.
She is widely recognized for her work on millennial philanthropy & community building and has been featured in The NY Times, The Financial Times, The Atlantic, Forbes, Vanity Fair and more.
Rachel helped organize the “White House Conference on Next Gen Philanthropy & Impact Investing” for the Obama Administration and worked closely with Vice President Biden to develop the “It’s On Us” campaign to address sexual assault on campus, which she continues to be an Advisor to today.
Rachel received the “Beacon Award” from the Ellis Island Honors society in 2019, was honored with “Making Change/Making History” Award, and was named in the “Top 99 Foreign Policy Leader Under 33” by the Diplomatic Courier.
Rachel Co-Chaired the G8 Young Summit in 2013, Co-Founded the IMPACTHAUS program at the Sundance Film Festival and was Founding Executive Director of PVBLIC Foundation, where she organized the “Media for Social Impact Summit” at the UN for several years.
In 2012, Rachel founded ‘The Survivor Initiative’, to raise awareness, funds and government aid for US Holocaust survivors living in poverty.
Rachel previously spent eight years as Special Assistant to Ambassador Nancy Rubin, U.S. Representative to the U.N. Human Rights Commission
NEXUS is a global community founded to bridge communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship. With over 6000 Members from 70 countries, we work to unite young investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and allies to catalyze new leadership and accelerate needed political, societal, indigenous, financial, environmental, and equal justice solutions. For more information, see: https://nexusglobal.org/about/.
Force for Good is an impact-driven institution focused on transforming capitalism for a sustainable and resilient future. The organization seeks to influence the deployment of capital to address major global issues and opportunities in this regard. Force for Good engages key stakeholders, conducts research, publishes thought leadership and has an active outreach program to major global financial institutions as well as development banks, NGOs, and other stakeholders with the potential to act as a force for good in the world. It works with major institutions to accelerate their efforts to tackle increasingly complex and interrelated challenges like climate change, social inclusion, and sustainable development in the spirit of encouraging collaboration and spurring a race to the top in making an impact for good in the world.