Associate Director

San Francisco


Nancy is an experienced human rights and sustainability professional. She brings to Article One a comprehensive knowledge of how Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors have evolved from a niche concept to an essential consideration of how business is conducted. A unifying theme cross her roles as a researcher, advisory board member and strategic advisor, has been a commitment to helping organizations think strategically about how to meet their obligations to customers, employees, suppliers, communities, and shareholders.

As an Associate Director at Article One, Nancy partners with our clients to design specialized solutions to address complex human rights and sustainability challenges and identify opportunities for improvement across their supply chain.

Nancy began her career in the field of sustainable investing, initially at SKBA Capital Management, working with institutional investors to screen their portfolios for social or environmental factors. She subsequently went on to work at Parnassus Investments, asset manager of the largest active ESG equity fund in the United States, serving as Director of Advisor Relations. In this role she managed a team responsible for communications with investment advisors and analysts. Nancy further served on the board of US SIF, the non-profit hub for the sustainable and impact investment sector in the United States, which conducts industry research, engages in public policy, and provides sustainable investment training.

Examples of published work include a report titled, “The Weakest Link in the Global Supply Chain: How the Pandemic is Affecting Bangladesh’s Garment Workers.” The report presented the result of a study supported by the UNDP Business and Human Rights in Asia (B+HR Asia) and the UNDP Bangladesh Country Office, the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and the Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at the University of California Berkeley on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Bangladesh’s garment workers. In collaboration with the Human Rights and Business Initiative (HRBI), and available on the Human Rights Center University of California, Berkeley website, she produced, “An Investor Guide to Addressing Forced Labor in the Apparel Industry.

A graduate of the Master of Development Practice (MDP) program at the University of California Berkeley, Nancy served on the Student Advisory Board of the Center for Responsible Business (CRB) at the Haas School of Business and the Fair Labor Association (FLA) Student Committee. She is a native Spanish and English speaker and is based in San Francisco, California.