Sancia Dalley

Sancia Dalley is senior vice president of investor engagement and strategic partnerships at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, where she leads the RFK Compass Investors Program, a network of 400 institutional investors, asset managers, and investment consultants who collectively control close to $7 trillion in assets under management in private markets and who are committed to ESG, DEI and capital allocation, supporting worker rights, and defending democracy.

Dalley has over 15 years of experience working with and representing the private sector in global and regional forums. She was an early employee with a startup impact nonprofit created by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke as a private sector call to action in the heights of the HIV/AIDS and malaria pandemics. Working directly with Fortune 500 CEOs, Dalley mobilized companies and leaders to deploy their collective financial resources, products, core competencies, and influence in hard-hit areas of Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia to provide lifesaving health products and services during a time when corporate social responsibility, impact investing, and ESG efforts were not mainstream. Her international development experience includes helping to broker a landmark public-private partnership investment of $30 million from Chevron Corporation to the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; overseeing the private sector delegation to the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and Global Fund, and launching many advocacy initiatives including the Emmy Award-winning “Get Tested” public service announcement with the Kaiser Family Foundation and the National Basketball Association.

A thought leader on the role of the private sector to positively impact and influence society, Dalley’s articles have appeared in major platforms including CNN Opinion, the Washington Post, Pensions & Investments, and the New York Times Dealbook. Dalley has a bachelor’s degree in international relations, French, and photography from Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga., and serves on multiple boards including the Center for Active Design in New York, Casoro Group Education Fund in Austin, Texas, and the Boardwalk Village Foundation in Jamaica.