Meet Our Team
The Predistribution Initiative is a non-profit multistakeholder effort to co-create improved investment practices and structures that share more wealth and influence with workers and communities and that ultimately address systemic and systematic risks including inequality, climate change, biodiversity loss, among others.
Operational Core Team
Executive Director | Co-Founding Partner
Delilah Rothenberg is a Co-Founding Partner and the Executive Director of the Predistribution Initiative (PDI), a multi-stakeholder non-profit organization designed to support investors in aligning their investment governance, financial analysis, and asset allocation practices with the principles of Universal Ownership and systematic stewardship.
Delilah brings nearly two decades of experience in finance across asset classes – particularly private capital markets – having worked with private equity investors, lenders, and project developers on growth financing, ESG (environmental, social, and governance) integration, and impact strategy for over 12 years. Prior to private capital markets, Delilah worked in sell side equities with Bear Stearns and investment research with Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG). Delilah serves on the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) Markets Advisory Group; is an Advisor to For the Long Term (public treasurers focused on ESG); was an advisor to New York City Comptroller-elect Brad Lander’s campaign; is a Contributor to Rights CoLab; and, is a former Open Society Foundations Fellow.
Victoria (“Vic”) de Castro
Vic brings six years of diversified experience in the public, private, third, and multilateral sectors, across three continents. Her experience includes doing research and publications in economics and corporate sustainability, as well as operational experience in sales, cost control, event organization, public speaking and more.
Vic has acquired relevant knowledge for PDI by working for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), the Federal Regional Economics Council of Rio de Janeiro, and private equity sustainability reporting solutions provider Novata. Victoria holds a Master of Public Administration for the SDGs from Tsinghua University in Beijing, a Master of Innovation, Human Development and Sustainability from the University of Geneva, and a Bachelor of Economic Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Advisory Committee / Board of Directors
Impact + ESG Advisor | Co-Founding Partner
Amanda is the Impact & ESG Advisor and a Co-Founding Partner at PDI. She brings experience from the 2021 G7 impact Investing Taskforce, UNDP’s SDG Impact, the Impact Management Project, Bridges Fund Management and Volans.
She serves as an Impact Advisor at MAZE, a member of the Independent Panel for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), and a mentor for entrepreneurs at Bethnal Green Ventures, MAZE and BMW Foundations’s RESPOND Accelerator. Amanda holds a B.A. in English and Spanish literature from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Administration from the London School of Economics.
Chief Economist & Co-Founding Partner
Raphaële is the Chief Economist and a Co-Founding Partner at PDI. Raphaële brings over 20 years of experience in law, economics and finance. Her research interests include monetary policy, the shadow-banking system, and more generally the link between financial markets and wealth inequality.
She was most recently Assistant Professor of Economics at Drew University, where she taught students about the political economy, monetary policy and different investment strategies (e.g. private equity, hedge funds). She has also taught at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, and was an Open Society Foundations Research Fellow. Earlier in her career, she worked with Goldman Sachs, Ernst & Young, and KPMG, where she specialized in tax structures for investment banks and private equity deals. Raphaële holds a Ph.D. in Economics from The New School for Social Research, and an LL.M from New York University School of Law.