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VC Investor, Mustard Seed
Manuel is a VC investor at Mustard Seed, an impact investing fund focused in pre-seed and seed companies solving some of the world's most challenging environmental and social problems. Prior to Mustard Seed he did business development at Bloomberg, covering the Nordics. He is Portuguese, did his university studies at Nova School of Business and Economics, and did his CFA shortly after that. He loves surfing, sailing and most watersports, and is getting into cycling. In a distant previous life, he ran a small surf tourism business in Portugal with his surf buddies.
Co - Founder, The Social Progress Imperative
Matthew's research focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and systems change, particularly the role of the private sector and multistakeholder coalitions in delivering social progress. Matthew is a founding board member of the Social Progress Imperative, which publishes the Social Progress Index. He was previously managing director of the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center, following a 25-year career as a writer, editor, and conference curator at The Economist. Before joining The Economist, Matthew was on the faculty of the London Business School, where he co-authored three books for Oxford University Press. Matthew helped to launch the #GivingTuesday campaign, was a member of the G8 Taskforce on Social Impact Investing, and chaired the World Economic Forum's Council on Philanthropy and Social Innovation. He is a graduate of Oxford University.
Co-Founder, Leaders on Purpose
Christian Busch’s research focuses on business model innovation, entrepreneurship, social impact, and social networks, and he teaches several MSc and executive education courses at LSE. He co-founded Leaders on Purpose, an organization convening high-impact leaders
Swatee currently works with private and public foundations in strategy development and design, with individuals and families of wealth on their redistribution strategies and oversees a portfolio of businesses and start-ups across philanthropy, socially minded businesses and the arts. Swatee was previously Director of the With and For Girls Collective, the world’s only participatory fund by and for adolescent girls and prior was Director of Stars Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation focused on funding grassroots organisations working with children and young people around the world. She is a founding member of several collectives working across philanthropy and social justice movements including Closer Than You Think, Healing Solidarity and Shake the Table and is a Board Member of the Global Fund for Children and EMpower - The Emerging Markets Foundation.
Saul Estrin (@saul_estrin) is an Emeritus Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy and the founding Head of the Department of Management at LSE. He was formerly Adecco Professor of Business and Society at London Business School. At LSE he is affiliated with the Centre for Economic Performance and was the Research Director of the Entrepreneurship Institute. He is former President of the European Association for Comparative Economic Systems.
Partner, Bates Wells
As a Partner at Bates Wells, the UK's first B-corp certified law firm, Luke specialises in charity law and social enterprise. As well as advising on the full range of activities carried out by charities and social enterprises, Luke co-leads the firm’s work on social finance and in the wider ‘impact economy’. His practice involves structuring, governance, commercial and regulatory matters for clients who want to go beyond ordinary ‘ESG’ and solve problems for people and planet.
Technology Investor & Advisor
Veronika Kapustina is a Practitioner in Residence at the Marshall Institute, bringing a practical approach from her experience as a technology investor and advisor in the US and the UK. Her focus areas include internet, marketplaces, artificial intelligence, machine learning, legal tech, health tech and food tech. Veronika is passionate about social enterprise business models and triple bottom line corporate management, and both are a focus in her personal investment portfolio.
Jerome was a senior Partner at one of Europe's leading technology venture capital firms, Balderton Capital, for 20 years before stepping back into a consultancy role in late 2021. Until 2001 he had been a Partner at City law firms Eversheds and then Nabarro, specialising in corporate/investment work. He is Chair of RPLC, a £100M plus charitable endowment focused on need in SW London and was previously Vice Chair of The Fore, a non profit seed funder of start up UK charities. He is a Trustee of Mental Health Innovations, the digital mental health charity behind the Shout 85258 text support app; he became a Practitioner in Residence at the LSE Marshall Institute in May 2022. He is a Governor of the Board at The Southbank Centre, London. He is Chair of Earth Security, a think tank identifying opportunities for global finance to invest in the protection of the Earth's natural assets.
Mabel Van Oranje
Mabel van Oranje is a serial entrepreneur for social change working globally to advance equality, freedom and justice. During the last decade, she played a catalytic role in the global movement to end child marriage, including the creation and growth of three entities central to efforts to support girls’ futures: Girls Not Brides, the Girls First Fund, and VOW for Girls. Mabel is currently a board member of Fondation Chanel, the Sigrid Rausing Trust, and VOW for Girls (Chair). She is also an advisor to Apolitical Academy Global, Co-Impact’s Gender Fund, Global Witness, and The Elders. Mabel is a global champion of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage, and a co-founder and chair emeritus of the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Aunnie Patton Power
Founder, Intelligent Impact
Aunnie Patton Power is the founder of Intelligent Impact, an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School and an advisor to the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation at the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Graduate School of Business. A reformed M&A investment banker, she began her impact investing career in 2010 with Unitus Capital in Bangalore and has since worked with start-ups, intermediaries, funds, family offices, foundations, corporates and governments across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.
Sonal Sachdev Patel
CEO, GMSP Foundation
Sonal Sachdev Patel is the CEO of GMSP Foundation, a family foundation which supports frontline organisations working to improve the lives of some of the most marginalised people in India and the UK. She is also the co-founder of She:Impacts, a group of UK-based female philanthropists supporting gender equality and is a member of Women Moving Millions, a global group of women who have given over $1M to gender based work. Sonal also is a regular speaker across a range of media platforms, and contributes to publications such as Alliance Magazine, Philanthropy Impact, and Philanthropy Women. She was awarded the 2019 Influencer Award by DSC for her work in social change. Sonal’s early career and educational background at Cambridge University and Bain & Company gave her a strong grounding in strategy, economics and business. She is the author of Gita: The Battle of the Worlds, published by Harper Collins India. Sonal lives in London with her husband, 2 daughters and their newest family addition - a Staffordshire bull terrier named Halo.
Academic and CEO of Satalia
Daniel Hulme is a leading expert in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies. He is the CEO of Satalia, a global company that provides AI inspired products and solutions, and he is also the Director of UCL’s Business Analytics MSc, applying AI to solve business and social problems.
Emily leads high profile projects across the BBC, including the Crossing Divides season bringing people together in a fragmented world. With a background as an award-winning BBC Editor and journalist across five continents, she’s also been a visiting Fellow at Said Business School at the University of Oxford and a Senior Advisor to the Skoll Foundation. She sits on the board of the HH Wingate Foundation, writes for an array of publications and hosts panels globally.
Founder, Women Of The World (WOW)
Jude Kelly is a creative director and a commentator on gender, inclusion and the arts. She was Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre from 2006-2018, where she created Festivals including: Being A Man, Unlimited, The Rest is Noise, Changing Britain, the Festival of Death, (B)old, as well as WOW- Women of the World.
President, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
Katherine is President of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation (www.cgmf.org), a grantmaking foundation focusing on environmental sustainability in Texas. She is the Leader of the Next Gen of the Giving Pledge, and Forbes named Ms. Lorenz "Ones to Watch," an up-and-coming face in philanthropy in 2012.
Executive Director, Climate Change, CIIF
Sonia oversees CIFF’s Climate Change portfolio, which includes our work on Energy Decarbonisation, Air Quality, Industrial Decarbonisation and Land Use. Prior to joining CIFF, Sonia acted as Chief Operating Officer of a start-up company with a mission to connect Africa to the green energy economy by developing high-quality biomass supply chains deriving from existing plantations in West Africa.
Director, Just Economics
Eva is an expert in social impact measurement and evaluation. She has been at the forefront of developing innovative new approaches to demonstrating value for money and effectiveness. She has authored more than 30 publications for a range of audiences, including government departments, thinktanks, and academia. As a practitioner, Eva has worked on social impact measurement for clients from the public, private and NGO sectors in the UK and internationally. Past clients include BT, Microsoft, CAFOD, and DfID. Eva has a PhD from the London School of Economics and previously held senior management roles at the New Economics Foundation and Fawcett Society.
Former Chief Economist, Spotify and PRS for Music
Will is a Visiting Fellow at the Marshall Institute, bringing a unique understanding of copyright, technology and disruption to the LSE. He was the Chief Economist at the leading music streaming platform Spotify and prior to that, the music collecting society PRS for Music. He is working on his first book about disruption, 'Pivot', which will be published by Simon & Schuster in early 2021. Will is passionate about the crossroads where disruptive technology meets public policy and how the former can help the latter.
Trustee, Indigo Trust
Together with his wife, Fran, William Perrin is a trustee of the Indigo Trust. He is the founder and director of Talk About Local, a unique public service project to give people in deprived or isolated communities an online voice they own and run. When in the UK civil service, William was Tony Blair’s technology policy advisor in Downing Street.
Policy Consultant, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Chelsea Phipps is a consultant for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on EU donor government relations and advocacy on development and global health policy. She has also consulted for impact organizations such as SEEK Development, Global Partnership for Education, CGIAR, Oak Foundation, Plan International, and LSE's Marshall Institute. She received her Master of Public Administration at LSE with a focus on social impact as a Marshall Institute Scholar. For her LSE Capstone Project, her team worked with UNICEF Kenya to evaluate innovative financing mechanisms for children-focused development issues. Prior to LSE, she worked at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, D.C.
CEO, On Purpose
After some years researching cancer, Tom started his non-academic career at management consultants McKinsey & Company, where he worked across the private, public and non-profit sectors. He transitioned into the social enterprise space, first advising the CEO of Comic Relief on private sector matters and then working at (RED), the business founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver to help eliminate AIDS in Africa, where he was Managing Director for Europe and Director of Business Development for (RED) International.
Joint Principal, the Relationships Project
David is a community worker and writer. He has worked in social innovation for more than forty years founding or co-founding Community Links , Discover, Shift and the Relationships Project. He started and led the PM's Council for Social Action and the National Early Action Task Force, co created the Social Impact Bond and chaired the world's first SIB funded programme. He is a founding director at Social Finance, Chair of the Social Finance Impact Incubator and an Ashoka Senior Fellow.
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