Lata Reddy

Lata Reddy

Lata N. Reddy is Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Impact at Prudential Financial and Chair and President of The Prudential Foundation.

In these roles, Reddy harnesses the power of capital markets to drive financial and social mobility. By combining diversity strategies, impact investments, philanthropy, corporate contributions and employee engagement with Prudential’s full business capabilities, she helps position the company to promote economic opportunity and sustainable growth.

Under Reddy’s leadership, Prudential is building an impact investment portfolio with the goal of $1 billion in assets under management by 2020. Additionally, she oversees a yearly grantmaking budget of $40 million through The Prudential Foundation, and a $22 million corporate contributions budget.

Reddy originally joined Prudential in 1997. She left in 2008 to launch a consulting practice and returned to the firm in her current role in 2012. Prior to joining Prudential, she was a civil rights attorney with the U.S. Department of Education. Her dedication to promoting equity has spanned her career in the nonprofit, public and private sectors.

She currently serves on the boards of several national and local organizations including Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc., Living Cities, Local Initiatives Support Corporation and the Newark Alliance. Additionally, she serves on the advisory board for the California Organized Investment Network and is a fellow of the Aspen Global Leaders Network.

Reddy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Emory University School of Law.

Lata Reddy

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Racial Equity and Inclusion are Core Business Imperatives

To effect lasting change, companies must examine how individual, structural and institutional racism impact all aspects of their business—from policies and practices to products—and use these levers to promote inclusive growth, particularly for people of color. Earlier this year, we once again saw a national dialogue around race jumpstarted by the unjust arrests of two black men in a Philadelphia …

Impact Investing: A Look Back to Pave a Path Forward

Twenty-five years have produced several important lessons learned that can collectively shape more effective future investments. This blog post is part of the series “Closing the Racial Gaps: Together We Can,” which highlights efforts across the United States that show promise for closing racial opportunity gaps and creating a more equitable future. Impact investing possesses enormous potential to direct much-needed capital to …

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