Disrupting the Impact Space
As a qualified solicitor of England and Wales and currently working in-house at an African-focused healthcare-consumer private equity manager I was very aware of how various players in the field seek to “impact wash”. I underwent the Institute of Responsible Investing (IRI)’s Impact Investing for the Next Generation programme at The Harvard Kennedy School developed in collaboration with the World Economic Forum that directly engages cohorts to explore the role of family offices in impact investing. Through two workshops and a six-month period of individual and group work, participants develop leadership and engagement skills, gain access to a conceptual frameworks, a body of knowledge about and real world examples of impact investing in practice, conduct a due diligence field exercise, explore the creation of impact investing strategies and policies, and in sum develop a solid foundation of infrastructure to progress!
Harmonising my knowledge and sitting as a Non-Executive Director at The British Award for African Development (BRAAD) I sought to combine both my corporate-commercial and regulatory experience, and focus on economic, social and governance (ESG) matters working to utlise the UN-backed SDGs to measure metrics across each portfolio.
I am passionate about shifting the conversation globally and catalysing significant private sector wealth into unconventional growth sectors in order to finance the SDGs and working with other emerging and industry leaders in the field.