Rachel J. Robasciotti

CEO & Founder

Rachel J. Robasciotti is the CEO and Founder of Adasina Social Capital, an investment and financial activism firm serving as a critical bridge between financial markets and social justice movements. Rachel’s passion for social justice investing is rooted in her background as a Black, queer woman and growing up in a community that struggled for safety and financial security within a rural town that was largely segregated.

Rachel graduated from high school at age 15 and attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied Economics. At age 25, she founded a financial services firm dedicated to supporting the well-being of people and the planet. At the firm – which would later become Adasina Social Capital – Rachel launched its social justice investing strategy. This strategy positioned her as a leader in the financial industry for integrating issues of racial, gender, economic, and climate justice into investment portfolios.

Among her many contributions to the industry, Rachel has been called upon to testify before the United States Senate regarding the state of financial markets. She is regularly featured in the media, including The New York Times, Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, and Financial Planning Magazine. Rachel is an oft-requested speaker at renowned industry events including Schwab IMPACT, Decolonizing Wealth Fund, and Future Proof. Moreover, she has garnered acclaim for her expertise through invitations to serve as a guest lecturer at venerable institutions including Harvard University, Wharton School of Business, Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and others.

In addition, she is a co-creator of the Due Diligence 2.0 Commitment, an effort to transform the investment industry and increase capital flow to Black, Indigenous, and people of color asset managers. For her work, Rachel was recognized as one of the ThinkAdvisor LUMINARIES in Asset Management and named to the Root 100 List of the most influential African Americans. She was recently honored with the 2023 InvestmentNews Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Award, a testament to her dedication to greater DEI efforts in the investment industry.

In addition to her work at Adasina, Rachel served as Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Resource Generation, is a Board Member for One Fair Wage, and advises the Indigenous Women’s Investment Fund for Native Women Lead. Previously, she served on the Board of Directors for the Horizons Foundation, the Foundation to End Sexual Violence, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Prior to founding the firm, she obtained her Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination) and Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law Examination) licenses.

Rachel is a self-identified math nerd, natural medicine enthusiast, and passionate community activist. When she’s not promoting social justice or creating spreadsheets, she can be found cooking nutrient-dense food or meditating with her partner in her sunny home in the San Francisco Bay Area.