Horacio Méndez is President and CEO of the Woodstock Institute, a non-profit research and policy institute focusing on consumer financial protection and economic justice. Horacio was most recently the Managing Director for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for the Americas at MUFG Union Bank, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) outreach, government affairs and environmental and social governance (ESG) strategy. Horacio was also: Chief Sustainability Officer for Rabobank NA, where he oversaw the CSR and CRA programs with an emphasis on food, agriculture and rural economic development; Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute, where he published research on the scale and sustainability of the non-profit financial industry; Director of Community Development at Silicon Valley Bank; and Senior Investment Specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, where he assisted in re-writing the implementing regulation for the CRA. He worked on the equity options floor of the Pacific Stock Exchange, ran the fixed income and secondary market desk for Continental Savings of America, and was a financial industry specialist for Dow Jones / Telerate.
President and CEO, Woodstock Institute, Inclusive Financial System
Horacio Méndez is a member of the Working Group on Inclusive Finance.