MPA Colloquium: Driving Health, Wellbeing, and Equity through Impactful Investment
Vice President, Investing for Health
International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)
Minjia Yang is the Vice President of Investing for Health at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) where she leads efforts to elevate the meaning of health, wellbeing and equity to organizations, communities and capital markets at scale. Minjia brings her interdisciplinary background in law, economics, finance and insights of global markets to partnership building, corporate strategy, sustainable finance, policy advocacy and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives. Prior to joining IWBI, Minjia worked with Delos, a wellness technology company, to establish over 10 subsidiaries and joint ventures in Asia as well as the first venture capital fund focusing on wellness technology for the built environment. Minjia has extensive professional experience across public, private and nonprofit sectors in Asia, Africa and North America. She worked with Inter-American Development Bank, Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, social enterprises in Lesotho, nonprofit organizations in Haiti, Malaysia Prime Minister’s office and consulting firms in Asia. The projects she led and consulted on range from financial inclusion, healthcare, and education to environmental protection and sustainable technology for underserved communities. Minjia holds her Bachelor of Laws degree from Sun Yat-sen University in China. She was elected as a Chinese youth representative to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP) and also as a W. T. Chan Fellow to participate in the Social Entrepreneurship Program at University of California in Los Angeles. Minjia received the Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in Economic and Financial Policy from Cornell University.