Social Impact taking pace
Companies do not live in a vacuum but continuously interact with the external environment, as open systems. Social impact must be studied together with the system built around it. Thus, the idea of forming a "Social Impact practice group" composed of practitioners and experts at the international level. Every actor in the Impact ecosystem is necessary to advance the Impact revolution.
Benefits of being involved
Exposure to the latest thinking about social impact measurement and impact investing practices
The opportunity to share insights and views in a safe environment
Be part of a community of people thriving to have a positive footprint on people and the planet
throughout everyday actions
Be acquainted with academic and nonacademic knowledge through sharing articles, videos, posts, etc.
The opportunity to contribute with quotes to UCL white papers
Have fun and get away from the ‘usual routine’!
Presenting the Social Impact Measurement Group
Policy Analyst, Private Finance for Sustainable Development at OECD
She is leading the work on impact in the Private Finance for Sustainable Development team at the OECD. Priscilla is working on a wide range of initiatives, in particular policies and standards that governments can adopt to maximise the impact of their investments made in sustainable development. Priscilla sits on a number of EC project selection committees, on the Methodology Committee of Social Value International (SVI) and on the Advisory Board of the Social Impact Agenda for Italy (SIA). Before joining the OECD, Priscilla was Research and Policy Director at EVPA (the European association of venture philanthropists and impact investors), leading the research, policy, training and dissemination activities, supported by the European Commission. Priscilla has over 15 years of research experience, first as a Research Associate at the Vlerick Business School and then as a PhD candidate at the Catholic University of Leuven.
Director at BlueMark
He is a Director leading client verification services and supporting research, development, and strategy at BlueMark. He joined Tideline in January 2016 and has contributed in a variety of impact management, market research, and operational roles, including through leading many client consulting engagements with prominent impact investors, such as Deutsche Bank (DWS), Guys’ and St. Thomas Charity, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and USAID.
During his time in graduate school, Tristan worked as a Summer Associate for Volta Capital, a boutique impact investment advisory firm, where he supported the design and fundraise for a blended finance facility focused on education finance in East Africa. Earlier in his career, he gained experience in the international development and non-profit sectors, by leading a community outreach project focused on youth empowerment in Kenya, and interning for a local NGO, Fundación Inclusión Social, in Argentina.
Tristan earned his Master of Science (MSc) in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics (LSE) Department.
CEO at ISOS group
She is the founder of North America’s leading provider of sustainability management services, ISOS Group. Since starting the company in 2008, Nancy has contributed to the development of the sustainability profession by personally training and advising experts in the ESG disclosure space. She’s seen as the leading expert in driving value creation through the development of sustainability strategies, execution, and market leadership, which has proven results in terms of increased scores among various ratings and rankings groups, such as Bloomberg, ISS, MSCI, and Sustainalytics. Her work earned her a position in the 2016 Leadership California cohort, the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern California Sustainable Business Council, and finalist status in the 2014 San Diego Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Award. She has represented the United States in several State Department-funded fellowships, including the Eisenhower Fellows Program in China. She has also taught Masters courses at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, the New School in New York, and Alliant International University. Other advisory positions have included 3bl Media’s Ratings & Rankings Committee Chair, the Kim Center for Social Balance, and Alumni Board positions at the Clinton School of Public Service and Cultural Vistas.
Impact models & Socio-environmental evaluation at Banca Etica
Andrea is an environmental economist, working in Banca Etica at “Impact Models and Socio-environmental evaluation” office. He has always been involved in sustainability, but in ethical finance he found “the place where there are the right levers to transform the society we live in”. Previously, he worked as CSR Management Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement Collaborator at Alperia Group, as consultant in ESG (Environmental & Social Assessment Office) at Alma Ingegneria s.r.l. During his studies, he was an intern at UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development and Territory Management. He holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Economics and Politics from the University of Turin and a Bachelor's degree (BSc) in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University.
Director of Strategy & Impact at British Heart Foundation
After graduating with a degree in Mathematics, he spent most of his professional career in senior sales and marketing roles in the fast-moving consumer goods, tourism and social care sectors for a variety of commercial, public sector and membership organisations. Along the way he has worked in Istanbul (Turkey) and Santiago (Chile) as well as the UK.
In 2017 he joined the British Heart Foundation (BHF), the UK’s biggest non-commercial funder of cardiovascular research, and he is now the Director of Strategy & Impact. As part of this role, one of his responsibilities is the co-leadership of the development of the BHF’s ESG roadmap with the aim of bringing together all the relevant strands of work that are currently underway as well as identifying potential new ones to help the BHF realise one of their strategic goals of “being a leading force for good in society”.
Director at Nordic Impact Funds
She is a thought leader in innovative finance and impact investment and has a background partly in finance, partly in international development. She is a former central banker, IMF economist, World Bank consultant and deputy CEO of an INGO. She is also an advisor in innovative finance models and is the founder of Nordic Impact Funds, an impact fund focusing on social impact in East Africa.
Dr. Davide Stronati
Director of Sustainability at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
He is the Director of Sustainability at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in the United Kingdom. He was the Global Head of Sustainability and Climate Change of Mott MacDonald from November 2012 to November 2020. Before, he was seconded for five years in the @one Alliance at Anglian Water (UK) instrumental in leading their carbon strategy considered at the cutting edge of low carbon infrastructure asset management. He is the Chair of the Committee on Engineering and the Environment at the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (Paris, France); Chair of the Sustainability Leadership Team at the Institution of Civil Engineers (London, United Kingdom). Member of the Board and Advisory Group of the UN Global Compact network UK (London, UK); Member of the Standard Committee of SuRe, Standards for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure at the Global Infrastructure Basel (Basel, CH); Member of the MSc Management Business Advisory Board at Imperial College Business School, (London, UK). He holds a Degree in Environmental Engineering, summa cum laude from the University of Trieste (Italy); an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the Cambridge – MIT Institute (UK-US); he attended the High Potentials Leadership Programme at Harvard Business School in Boston (US)
Fermin Martinez de Hurtado Yela
Global Responsible Banking Director, Banco Santander
Fermin is the Global Responsible Banking Director for Banco Santander. He joined the bank in 2019 in its UK branch, and since then has actively contributed to shape and embed Santander UK's sustainability & responsible banking strategy to help the organisation deliver against key ESG material issues and Grupo Santander commitments.
Before joining Santander, he worked for 8 years in the strategy consulting industry for Accenture Strategy and PwC, helping blue chip international companies across Europe, North America and Latin America to integrate sustainability into their business agenda, decisions and operations.
By university background, Fermin is an environmental scientist. He is also an alumnus from the University of Cambridge, where he completed a Master's degree in Sustainability Leadership. In addition, he holds a Master's degree in Consulting and Business Advisory (EOI Business School), a Postgraduate degree in Business Strategy and Communications (INSEAD) and a Postgraduate degree in Finance (CUNEF).
Head of Sustainability Planning & Performance Management & Human Rights, Innovability®
Giulia holds a degree in Economics from the University of Palermo and a master's degree in Administration, Finance and Control from the LUISS School of Management. She joined Enel in May 2003 as a member of the internal auditing team, covering various roles. From August 2008 to July 2013 she was Secretary of the Supervisory Body of Enel SpA pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/01, while from February 2011 to July 2013 she was Compliance Officer (pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/01) for some company of the Enel Group. From February 2019 until April 2022 she was part of the team dealing with European projects related to climate reporting and the development of potential non-financial reporting standards for the European Union at the EFRAG (European Financial Reporting Advisory Group) in Brussels . In May 2022, she joined EFRAG's Sustainability Reporting Technical Expert Group. In September 2020 she was appointed to the Global Sustainability Standards Board of the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative). She currently works for Enel SpA as Head of Sustainability Planning, Performance Management and Human Rights of the Group. She is responsible for the implementation of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria within the management of the business and for monitoring the Group's sustainability strategy; she is also responsible for coordinating sustainability planning and reporting processes in all the countries where Enel operates. She sits on the Board of Enel Americas (Chile), the energy company responsible for generating, transporting and distributing energy in four South American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Peru) and in three Central American countries (Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama ).
Jana op den Winkel
Program Manager for Social Innovation and Corporate Giving at Bayer AG
In her role, she steers Bayer's societal engagement programs in the area of health, nutrition, science, environment and disaster relief. Her work focus is on communication, reporting and social innovation. Jana holds a B.A. in Public Relations from Westphalian University of Applied Sciences and a M.A. in Communications from University of Münster. In former roles, Jana was part of Bayer's communications department.
VP Global Digital Commerce
Taryn joined GSK in September 2019 following a period of maternity leave from her most recent role as SVP E-commerce at Revlon. She is an accomplished eCommerce executive with proven success in driving a clear eCommerce vision, business strategy and operating model.
Prior to Revlon, Taryn worked at Reckitt Benckiser (RB) for 11 years where she was most recently Global VP Sales, Digital Channel, initially in the UK and relocating to the US in 2013. At RB, Taryn held several roles across Commercial and Trade Marketing, then launched e-commerce as a channel, first in the UK in 2008 and then moving into a global position to implement throughout the other markets. She was responsible for leading e-commerce globally and the go-to-market strategies for all e-commerce channels, including omni, marketplace and pureplay along with direct to consumer across all geographies.
Taryn also holds a wealth of experience in customer logistics and supply chain management which she gained during her 11 years with H J Heinz Company Ltd – this has proven to be a fantastic skill set to facilitate strong developments and relationships in the e-commerce channel, notably with Amazon at both a local and global level.
Taryn holds two Master Degrees, the first in Online Retailing and a second in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Cranfield University in the UK
Head of Sustainability & Investor Relations at Rai Way
Andrea has been dealing with ESG issues for about 3 years as Head of Sustainability for Rai Way, where he also manages the Investor Relations function, enjoying a privileged observatory on the evolution of the sensitivity of equity markets to sustainability issues.
For Rai Way, in 2021, he drafted the first corporate sustainability plan and he coordinates its implementation, reporting on its progress and sustainability performance and being in charge of the engagement with the main ESG rating agencies.
He previously worked on investment evaluation in Atlantia's M&A team and within a real estate fund, following a prior technical experience in construction sites in Algeria.
Andrea holds a MSc in Civil Engineering from Polimi and an MBA from the College Des Ingénieurs.
Partner & Portfolio Manager at
MOMentum Alternative Investment
Gianluca is Partner and Portfolio Manager at MOMentum Alternative Investment. He manages one of the very first Article 8 Long/Short fund focused on European Small & Mid Caps, with a forward-thinking mindset that encourages investment in ESG enabling and improving activities and a "double-materiality" approach. He is also Sustainable Finance Partner of Borsa Italiana (Euronext), member of ItaSIF (Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile), part of Eurosif, the association for the promotion of sustainable investment in the European market. Previously, he was Head of Italian International Sales at Cheuvreux, European Equity Analyst at Credit Suisse and Equity Analyst at Deutsche Bank. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance from Bocconi University.
Head of Sustainability at Mercato Metropolitano
Following a personal interesting in Nutrition, food systems and sustainability, Louisa completed a Masters in Westminster University in 2020 - 2021 in Public Health and Nutrition. She then started working for Mercato Metropolitano leading the FarMM team.
The FarMM is a not-for-profit arm of Mercato Metropolitano (MM) created to house the MMovement. It aims to create cohesive and meaningful connections between their partners, communities, governing bodies, charity organisations, and along the supply chains. Using food to educate and engage humans, they aim to build stronger societies and balanced food systems, whilst only leaving a positive impact on the planet. At the FarMM they are rethinking how urban communities gather, savor, and celebrate good food – and how business can create more opportunities to connect people with the food on their plate.
Senior Consultant at Baringa
Jon is a Senior Consultant with the London-based Consultancy, Baringa Partners, focused on supporting major Government procurement and transformation activity, through provision of Economic and Strategy advisory services. His work spans areas including Health, Transport, and Defence and Security, and has included supporting Economic Impact modelling for infrastructure programmes and developing complex Business Cases for high-priority Government spending programmes.
Impact Measurement and Management expert at Phineo gAG
With over five years of experience in impact measurement and management, his role at PHINEO is to help investors and start-ups to integrate an impact-oriented mindset into their day-to-day business. Establishing impact frameworks are the one thing. In addition, he gives lecture, workshops and lectures on impact orientation and impact measurement and management for different kind stakeholders. Thomas is also engaged with the Competence Centers for Social Innovation, an EU funded project, which fosters social innovation across national borders. Prior to PHINEO, he worked at Knorr-Bremse Global Care where he was responsible for the impact-oriented project management of water and sanitation and education projects, especially in the Global South.
He holds the interdisciplinary master’s degree in Politics & Technology from the Technical University of Munich, with a focus on sustainable finance and economics.
Senior Associate at Sustainalytics
Simon is currently developing impact quantification methodologies for bonds for Sustainalytics. His career started with working on various development aid projects in Africa in the Middle East, projects sponsored by Swedish governmental aid
Unicef among others. After that spent 8 years in finance in Sweden and London, UK working for banks and financial institutions with quantitative analysis
and predicative modelling.
Simon has masters degrees in “Economic Demography” And “Economic Growth, Innovation and Spatial Dynamics” from the University of Lund, Sweden.
Rasmus Juhl Pedersen
Head of ESG at PBU Pædagogernes Pension
Rasmus Juhl Pedersen (Head of ESG) joined PBU, Pædagogernes Pension (Pension Fund of Early Childhood Teachers) in 2008. He is head of RI strategy and development, engagement and proxy voting activities and coordinates the work in PBU’s internal ESG committee.
Before joining PBU, he worked for four years as a program manager with Save the Children Denmark advising companies on responsible management of child labour. His professional experience includes work as a researcher and teacher of international business management at Copenhagen Business School and as an international consultant with the Danish Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises where he began his professional career in 1993.
Rasmus holds a Msc. Econ in international business management and development studies from Copenhagen Business School.
PBU is a Danish occupational pension fund with approx. 110.000 members. The scheme is a mandatory 100 % funded DC-scheme. The total AUM are EUR 12 billion.
PBU exercises its responsibility as an active owner, and since 2007 PBU has employed still greater resources in addressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. PBU collaborates with external ESG advisory on active engagement and proxy voting in relation to PBU’s public equity and corporate bond portfolios.
PBU is a long-time member of the UN Global Compact and a member of the PRI since 2020.
PBU a.o. invests in impact investments including financial inclusion, women empowerment, and green transition.
Partner at Envoy Partnership & Member of Social Value UK
Oliver is a social value consultant with 13 years’ experience of supporting organisations to understand, measure, communicate, and improve the social impact and value that they create. He offers expertise in monitoring and evaluation practice, social value strategy, developing evaluation frameworks, and techniques such as SROI and Social Impact Evaluation.
In 2011 Oliver co-founded Envoy Partnership, a social value consultancy. He is also a founding Partner at Sevanda Group, a new venture that brings together social value, vetting processes, and software solutions. He is a visiting tutor in social impact evaluation at the Institute for Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Oliver sits on Social Value International (SVI)’s methodology sub-committee, and is an SVI Level 3 Advanced Practitioner of Social Value and SROI.
Oliver has supported several organisations with the development of their social value and social impact frameworks: He was part of the UK Green Building Council’s Defining Social Value Task Group which led to UKGBC’s Framework for Defining Social Value, and a member of the expert panel on Social and Human Capital for the Construction Innovation Hub’s Value Toolkit, which enables value-based decision making focused on driving better social, environmental and economic outcomes in construction. He currently sits on the BREEAM Social Impact Technical Working Group.
Oliver’s recent consultancy work has included evaluations of child labour remediation programmes in international supply chains, developing social value frameworks for food manufacturers, and social impact evaluations of new building developments. Oliver also runs SVDHA (‘Social Value in Development and Humanitarian Assistance’), a group focused on promoting social value within the development and humanitarian assistance sectors, building capabilities in social value, and improving the application of social value principles.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Rasche
Professor at Copenhagen Business School
He is Professor of Business in Society at the CBS Centre for Sustainability and Associate Dean for the CBS Full-Time MBA Program. From 2014 to 2019, he was Co-Director of the CBS World-Class Research Environment “Governing Responsible Business” (GRB). He has taught courses in the MBA and doctoral programs, chaired Executive Education programs, authored more than 50 academic articles and cases, and published four books. He has collaborated with the United Nations on a number of projects, and served on the United Nations Global Compact LEAD Steering Committee. He is Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly and was Visiting Professor at Stockholm School of Economics (2017-2020) as well as an Associate Fellow at Warwick Business School (2012-2018).
Prof. Dr. Richard Fairchild
Professor at University of Bath
He is Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Finance in the School of Management, University of Bath, United Kingdom. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in economics, Dr Fairchild worked in the aerospace industry for several years, focusing on project finance, before returning to academia to obtain his master’s degree in economics and PhD in behavioural corporate finance. His academic research focuses on behavioural and emotional corporate finance, with particular emphasis on the psychology of venture capital/entrepreneur relationships and performance. He employs game-theoretic approaches. He is increasingly engaging in qualitative, experimental, and neuroeconomics research with colleagues in psychology, with a particular focus on investor trading. In recent years, he has developed his research into the social and impact investing/social Entrepreneurship arena. His focus is on the psychology, mind-sets and motivations of social/impact investors, and social entrepreneurs when considering the often competing goals of financial returns and social impact.
He has published his research widely in well-renowned international academic journals, and presented his work at many international conferences. He advises financial institutions on behavioural issues.
Prof. Dr. Cristiano Busco
Professor at Luiss Business School
After his PhD (accounting & finance) at the University of Manchester, UK, he held positions in the US (University of Southern California, LA, and Babson College, Boston), UK (Manchester Business School), Ireland (National University of Ireland, Galway) and Italian universities (University of Siena).
His areas of expertise are in the field of Management Accounting, Performance Measurement, Corporate and Integrated Reporting, and Sustainability.
His research has been published in top academic peer-reviewed journals such as Accounting, Organizations & Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Management Accounting Research, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Critical Perspecives on Accounting, British Accounting Review, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, Business Horizons, Journal of Management and Governance, as well as in professional journals such as Strategic Finance, Financial Management, and the Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance.
He has also published books on Integrated Reporting (Springer, 2013) and SDGs and Integrated Thinking/Reporting (Routledge, 2018).
He has been working and publishing for professional bodies such as CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales).
He has been the inaugural chair of the IIRC (International Integrated Reporting Council) Academic Network. He has now the Co-Chair of the IIRC Strategy and Integrated Thinking group at the IFRS Foundation (Professor Cristiano Busco | Integrated Reporting).