The Global Impact Leaders, from the Sorenson Impact Institute, 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.

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2022 Global Impact Leaders Survey

The 2022 Global Impact Leaders Survey Report is now available. This report highlights the key findings of our inaugural survey, the first in what we expect to be an annual collection of insights gathered from this curated group of world leaders.

How are members selected? What are the criteria?

The inaugural members of the network have been invited by experts at the Sorenson Impact Institute 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 Institute.

What sectors are represented?

Impact Investing

Impact Finance and Banking

Impact Strategy, Measurement

ESG

Gender Lens and Inclusive Investing

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 Institute Senior Fellow & Inaugural Chair of the Global Impact Leaders

Matthew Bishop

Meet the Global Impact Leaders

Reuben Abraham

Reuben Abraham

CEO, Artha Global
Rosemary Addis

Rosemary Addis

Founding Managing Partner, Mondiale Impact
Alex Amouyel

Alex Amouyel

President and CEO, Newman's Own Foundation
Bertrand Badre

Bertrand Badre

CEO, BlueOrange Capital
Zubaida Bai

Zubaida Bai

President & CEO, Grameen Foundation
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
Howard W. Buffet

Howard W. Buffet

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

Catherine Burnett

Chief Impact Officer, Phillips Foundation
Allie Burns

Allie Burns

CEO, Village Capital
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

Co-Founder and President, OutcomesX
Mekaelia Davis

Mekaelia Davis

Director of the Inclusive Economies Program, Surdna Foundation
Sasha Dichter

Sasha Dichter

Co-Founder & CEO, 60 Decibels
Temple Fennell

Temple Fennell

Managing Partner, Clean Energy Ventures
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
Kate Goodall

Kate Goodall

Co-Founder and CEO, Halcyon
Brigit Helms

Brigit Helms

Executive Director, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Jessica Jackley

Jessica Jackley

Founder + CEO, Alltruists
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson

Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson

US Business Editor for the Financial Times
Nigel Kershaw

Nigel Kershaw

Chair, The Big Issue Group
Charly Kleissner

Charly Kleissner

Co-Founder, Toniic
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
Peter Lupoff

Peter Lupoff

Principal, Lupoff/Stevens Family Office
Ben McAdams

Ben McAdams

Sorenson Impact Center, Senior Fellow
Clara Miller

Clara Miller

President Emerita, The F. B. Heron Foundation
Rebeca Minguela

Rebeca Minguela

Founder & CEO, Clarity AI
Bhakti Mirchandani

Bhakti Mirchandani

Managing Director, Responsible Investing at Trinity Church Wall Street
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

Managing Partner, FMA / Professor of Practice, McGill University
Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Founder & Executive Chair, African Food Changemakers
Tracy Palandijian

Tracy Palandijian

CEO, Social Finance
Chintan Panchal

Chintan Panchal

Founding Partner at RPCK
Deval Patrick

Deval Patrick

Director, Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership
Nancy Pfund

Nancy Pfund

Managing Partner, DBL Partners
Andi Phillips

Andi Phillips

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Maycomb Capital
Jacques-Philippe Piverger

Jacques-Philippe Piverger

Founder & Managing Partner, GoodLight Capital
Johanna Posada

Johanna Posada

Founder & Managing Partner, Elevar Equity
Vikas Pota

Vikas Pota

Founder and CEO, T4 Education
Aunnie Patton Power

Aunnie Patton Power

Co-Founder, Impact Finance Pro
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
Eric Rice

Eric Rice

Impact Investor
Imogen Rose-Smith

Imogen Rose-Smith

Managing Director, Confluence Partners
Jeff Rosenthal

Jeff Rosenthal

Co-Founder, Summit
Delilah Rothenberg

Delilah Rothenberg

Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Predistribution Initiative
Lynn Forester de Rothschild

Lynn Forester de Rothschild

Founding and Managing Partner of Inclusive Capital Partners
Dimple Sahni

Dimple Sahni

Managing Director Impact Funds Portfolios, Anthos Fund and Asset Management
Debra Schwartz

Debra Schwartz

Managing Director Impact Investments, MacArthur Foundation
Fran Seegull

Fran Seegull

President, U.S. Impact Investing Alliance
Premal Shah

Premal Shah

Founder, Kiva
Durreen Shahnaz

Durreen Shahnaz

Founder/CEO, IIX AND IIX Foundation
Greg Shell

Greg Shell

MD, Bain Double Impact
Randy Shumway

Randy Shumway

Founder & Chairman, Cicero Group
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 Unnithan

Rekha Unnithan

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 and Equity4Humanity
Shu Dar Yao

Shu Dar Yao

Founder & Managing Partner, Lucid Capitalism
Bill Young

Bill Young

Chairman of Social Capital Partners (SCP)