Global Impact Leaders

The Global Impact Leaders, from the Sorenson Impact Center, is a diverse and inclusive network of impact practitioners and thought leaders working toward positive social and environmental impact around the world. The network was formed to recognize, elevate and amplify the contributions of those working to solve the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems.

How are members selected? What are the criteria?

The inaugural members of the network have been invited by experts at the Sorenson Impact Center who have taken into account the significance of their contribution and work in the impact space. This inaugural group will help shape the future of the network, criteria for membership, overall goals, and direction of the annual impact survey. Future members of the network will be nominated by existing members and invited following in-depth review and consideration by experts at the Sorenson Impact Center.

WHAT SECTORS ARE REPRESENTED?

Impact Investing
Impact Finance and Banking
Impact Strategy, Measurement
ESG
Business and Entrepreneurship
Media
Government, Policy & Law
Foundations, Non-profits
and NGOs
Education, Academia, Research
Thought Leadership
Technology

The field of impact is rapidly expanding. This new network is designed to further accelerate that growth by bringing together established and new voices in the field from across a broad range of sectors. At a moment in world history when this work has taken on a heightened relevance and urgency, our goal is to facilitate conversations and collaborations that lead to action and ever greater impact.

MATTHEW BISHOP

Sorenson Impact Center Senior Fellow & Inaugural Chair of the Global Impact Leaders

The field of impact is rapidly expanding. This new network is designed to further accelerate that growth by bringing together established and new voices in the field from across a broad range of sectors. At a moment in world history when this work has taken on a heightened relevance and urgency, our goal is to facilitate conversations and collaborations that lead to action and ever greater impact.

MATTHEW BISHOP

Sorenson Impact Center Senior Fellow & Inaugural Chair of the Global Impact Leaders

Matthew Bishop

Meet the Global Impact Leaders

Reuben Abraham

Reuben Abraham

CEO, Artha Global

Alex Amouyel

Alex Amouyel

Executive Director of Solve, MIT

Rosemary Addis

Rosemary Addis

Founding Managing Partner, Mondiale Impact

Bertrand Badre

Bertrand Badre

CEO, BlueOrange Capital

David Bank

David Bank

CEO, ImpactAlpha

Matt Bannick

Matt Bannick

Former Managing Partner, Omidyar Network

Naina Batra

Naina Batra

Chairperson and CEO of Asian Venture Philanthropy Network

Matthew Bishop

Matthew Bishop

Sorenson Impact Center Senior Fellow, Global Impact Leader Founder & Inaugural Chair

Ruma Bose

Ruma Bose

Chief Growth Officer and Head of International, Clearco

Amit Bouri

Amit Bouri

CEO, The Global Impact Investing Network

Margot Brandenburg

Margot Brandenburg

Senior Program Officer, Mission Investments

Allie Burns

Allie Burns

CEO, Village Capital

Howard W. Buffett

Howard W. Buffett

Associate Professor at Columbia University, Member of the University's Committee on Socially Responsible Investing

Mark Campanale

Mark Campanale

Executive Chair, Carbon Tracker Initiative

Esha Chhabra

Esha Chhabra

Economist, International Monetary Fund

Calvin Chin

Calvin Chin

Managing Partner E14 Fund

Matt Christensen

Matt Christensen

Head of Impact Investing, Allianz

Sir Ronald Cohen

Sir Ronald Cohen

Chair, The Portland Trust and Bridges Ventures

Jamie Cooper

Jamie Cooper

Chair and President, Big Win

Ron Cordes

Ron Cordes

Co-Founder, Cordes Foundation

Elizabeth Corley

Elizabeth Corley

Chair, Impact Investing Institute

Phyllis Costanza

Phyllis Costanza

Head of Social Impact and CEO UBS Optimus Foundation

Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson

Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson

US Business Editor for the Financial Times

Mekaelia Davis

Mekaelia Davis

Director of the Inclusive Economies Program, Surdna Foundation

Temple Fennell

Temple Fennell

Managing Partner, Clean Energy Ventures

Lynn Forester de Rothschild

Lynn Forester de Rothschild

Founding and Managing Partner of Inclusive Capital Partners

Alex Friedman

Alex Friedman

Co-Founder, CEO Novata

Rachel Gerrol

Rachel Gerrol

Co-Founder & CEO, NEXUS Global Summit

James Gifford

James Gifford

Head of Sustainable & Impact Advisory and Thought Leadership at Credit Suisse

Jessica Jackley

Jessica Jackley

Founder + CEO, Alltruists

Brigit Helms

Brigit Helms

Executive Director, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Nigel Kershaw

Nigel Kershaw

Chair, The Big Issue Group

Amy Klement

Amy Klement

Managing Partner, Imaginable Futures

Raj Kumar

Raj Kumar

President & Editor-in-Chief, Devex

Olivia Leland

Olivia Leland

Founder and CEO at Co-Impact

Jessica Long

Jessica Long

CSO & Managing Director, Closed Loop Partners

Ben McAdams

Ben McAdams

Sorenson Impact Center, Senior Fellow

Clara Miller

Clara Miller

President Emerita, The F. B. Heron Foundation

Bhakti Mirchandani

Bhakti Mirchandani

Managing Director, Responsible Investing at Trinity Church Wall Street

Rebeca Minguela

Rebeca Minguela

Founder & CEO, Clarity AI

James Mwangi

James Mwangi

CEO of Equity Group Holdings PLC

Maggie Neilson

Maggie Neilson

Global Philanthropy Group

Trevor Neilson

Trevor Neilson

CEO, WasteFuel

Christian Novak

Christian Novak

CEO, Delphos - FMA / Global Head of Blended Finance, Delphos

Tracy Palandjian

Tracy Palandjian

CEO, Social Finance

Chintan Panchal

Chintan Panchal

Founding Partner at RPCK

Deval Patrick

Deval Patrick

Director, Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership

Aunnie Patton Power

Aunnie Patton Power

Co-Founder, Impact Finance Pro

Nancy Pfund

Nancy Pfund

Managing Partner, DBL Partners

Johanna Posada

Johanna Posada

Founder & Managing Partner, Elevar Equity

Cliff Prior

Cliff Prior

CEO, Global Steering Group

Liesel Pritzker Simmons

Liesel Pritzker Simmons

Co-Founder and Principal, Blue Haven Initiative

President Taylor Randall

President Taylor Randall

President, University of Utah

Jeff Rosenthal

Jeff Rosenthal

Co-Founder, Summit

Imogen Rose-Smith

Imogen Rose-Smith

Contributing Editor, ImpactAlpha

Delilah Rothenberg

Delilah Rothenberg

Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Predistribution Initiative

Dimple Sahni

Dimple Sahni

MD Impact Investing, Anthos

Debra Schwartz

Debra Schwartz

Managing Director Impact Investments, MacArthur Foundation

Premal Shah

Premal Shah

Founder, Kiva

Durreen Shahnaz

Durreen Shahnaz

Founder/CEO, IIX AND IIX Foundation

Greg Shell

Greg Shell

MD, Bain Double Impact

Shamina Singh

Shamina Singh

Executive Vice President Sustainability, Mastercard

Elaine Smith Genser

Elaine Smith Genser

Partnership Development Consultant, Joint SDG Fund

Jim Lee Sorenson

Jim Lee Sorenson

Chairman, Sorenson Impact Foundation

Laurie Spengler

Laurie Spengler

CEO, Courageous Capital Advisors

Noor Sweid

Noor Sweid

Managing Partner, Global Ventures

Gillian Tett

Gillian Tett

Editor-at-Large, Financial Times

Jonathan Tower

Jonathan Tower

Managing Partner, Arctaris Impact Investors

Rekha Unithan

Rekha Unithan

Co-Head Private Equity Impact, Nuveen

Karen Wilson

Karen Wilson

Senior Advisor, Centre on Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity

Arthur Wood

Arthur Wood

Founding Partner, Total Impact Capital