Christina Hollenback is an Impact Investor, Systems Strategist, Artist, and Advisor. She advises and invests in enterprises transforming their industries with a more just, sustainable approach and helps them catalyze that into their competitive advantage to win.
Christina spent the first 13 years of her career in politics building the unprecedented coalitions to win on the DREAM Act, the Affordable Care Act and higher education access, expansion of workforce development programs, and women’s health issues. Winner of the prestigious POLLIE award at just 27 from her work at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Christina soon became one of the youngest Executive Directors in US national politics organizing her generation from State Capitols to The White House to the street corner. In 2012, she transitioned into Impact Investing and began working with those same frontline communities to build sustainable solutions as a core part of their strategies organizing for justice from Baltimore to Standing Rock.
Now a sought after advisor, facilitator, and presenter, Christina has worked with both large, fast growing global corporates as well as smaller start-ups across a variety of industries from sustainable manufacturing (Vericool) to hospitality (Selina) to nutriceuticals and wellness (CBxShield and The People’s Dispensary) who are positioned to transform the status quo of their industry and usher in a more just, sustainable world. Christina’s unique approach integrates deep personal development and DEIS work with traditional business strategy to help each venture unlock their contribution to a more just, sustainable world as their competitive advantage in the market.
In 2015, Christina founded Justice Capital and began investing toward decarceration and visionary alternatives to the Criminal Justice system as well as growth industries that could create pathways for jobs and ownership for systems impacted communities like cannabis, manufacturing, and hospitality industries. She now invests in, advises, and sits of the board of some of the most groundbreaking enterprises in America radically transforming systems impacted communities like The People's Dispensary, Inside Circle Foundation, Defy Ventures, and the Super You Fundation, as well as Solve at MIT’s inaugural work with the Oceti Sakowin to build sovereign energy, food, and water systems.
In the wake of COVID, Christina has helped launch foundations to expand access to life-saving PPE in prisons, shelters, and 50+ indigenous communities, providing millions of masks and other vital PPE to those in need. In addition, she advised numerous states and companies to help remediate and protect communities from COVID, test and contact trace at scale, and re-open responsibly.
Christina is a featured speaker and presenter at convenings and Family Office Conferences on Impact Investment around the world. She is the Founding Chair of the NEXUS Network’s Working Group Toward Equal Justice, where she works with their 6,000 global network of young philanthropists, impact investors, and social entrepreneurs to align their full breadth of Capital—social, political, and economic/business and investments— toward Justice. She is a member of The Summit Institute, Trailblazers, FOE, Forbes Impact, and Renaissance communities.
As a classically trained vocalist, Christina has shared stages all over the world from the US to the Netherlands to China. In 2014, she began directing with the US Premiere of Apple itune’s first issue based album for the People’s Climate March, The album HOME, featuring NE-YO, Common, Elle Varner, and produced by 6 time Grammy Award winner Malik Yusef.
Christina was proudly raised by the city of Syracuse. She is a daughter, a sister, a god mother, and a water protector.