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Biography

I'm delighted to be returning for my 7th SWF!

I've spent 20 years working at the nexus between private sector innovation, sustainable markets and social development. I'm passionate about enabling entrepreneurial innovation within corporations in collaboration with development, civil society and impact investing partners. I have had the pleasure of driving and supporting the development of inclusive business models for low income communities in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

I believe social entrepreneurship and impact investing are exciting fields, yet are not reaching scale and sustainability nearly quickly enough. Likewise, progressive corporations are driving exciting innovations in inclusive business and shared value, but progress is too much slow. Breaking down the barriers and fostering new forms of partnership between these groups - and development agencies - holds the key to more rapidly scalable, sustainable models to drive systemic change. I'm interested in meeting people that are interested in making that happen!

Other areas of expertise include healthcare, climate change, human rights, supply chains, business ethics, CSR and leadership development.