G7 Impact Taskforce announces membership

17 August, 21

LONDON – The Impact Taskforce, established under the UK’s 2021 presidency of the G7, is pleased to announce the group’s members.

The new Taskforce is composed of global leaders from the world of business, public policy, and the social sector, including senior figures from BlackRock, Temasek, Schroders, Mahindra Group, Morgan Stanley, S&P Global, BASF, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission.

The Impact Taskforce was created in July under the UK’s G7 2021 presidency and is being coordinated by the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) working with its UK member, the Impact Investing Institute.

The Impact Taskforce will focus on fostering and facilitating discussions and recommendations for G7 governments and industry around impact transparency, integrity, and trust. The Impact Taskforce will also investigate ways to create financing vehicles that can deliver investments for the benefit of people worldwide and the planet. You can read more about the Impact Taskforce and its role in our press release.

Commenting on the appointments,

Nick Hurd, Chair of the Impact Taskforce, said:

“We have been asked by the G7 Presidency to give advice on how we can mobilise private capital for public good at scale and with integrity. This is a critical question given the level of investment needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and other commitments. I am delighted by the diversity of perspective[1] that we have assembled. It is already clear that our members are very engaged with the important task.“

Please see below for the full list of the Impact Taskforce participants:

Impact Taskforce Chair: Rt Hon Nick Hurd, Chair, Access Foundation

Working Group A – Impact Transparency, Integrity and Reporting

Chair: Douglas L. Peterson, President & CEO, S&P Global

Working Group B: Instruments and Policies to Scale Impact Investment

Chair: Dame Elizabeth Corley, Chair, Impact Investing Institute

Steering Committee

Secretariat: The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)

Steering Committee Expert Advisers

Cilia Holmes Indahl, Head, EQT Foundation
Clara Barby, Chief Executive, Impact Management Project (IMP)
Dolika Banda, Non-executive Director, Harith Infrastructure Investment & Global Ambassador, GSG
Robert Herz, President, Robert H. Herz LLC
Sir Ronald Cohen, Chair, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)
Steering Committee Members

Akira Sugano, President & Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management One
Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group
Andrew Kuper, Founder & CEO, Leapfrog Investments
Cherie Nursalim, Vice Chairman, GITI Group
Cliff Prior, CEO, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)
Elias Masilela, Executive Chairman, DNA Economics
Emmanuel Faber, Former CEO, Danone
Francesco Starace, CEO & General Manager, Enel
Ibukun Awosika, Founder & CEO, The Chair Centre Group
Katherine Stodulka, Director, Blended Finance Taskforce, SYSTEMIQ
Laurie Spengler, Founder & CEO, Courageous Capital Advisors, LLC and Board Member & Lead Expert, Impact Investing Institute
Maria Emilia Correa, Co-Founder, Sistema B
Michael Traill, Executive Director, For Purpose Investment Partners
Michele Giddens, Partner & Co-Founder, Bridges Fund Management
Monique Leroux, Senior Advisor, Fiera Capital Corporation
Myung-soo Kang, Chairman, Korean Standards Association
Roger Ferguson, Former President & CEO, TIAA
Sandra Boss, Global Head of Investment Stewardship, Blackrock
Saori Dubourg, Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE
Steering Committee Observers

Alexandre Meira da Rosa, Chief Strategy Officer, IDB Invest
Fabio Natalucci, Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF
Jingdong Hua, Vice President and Treasurer, The World Bank
Nick O’Donohoe, CEO, CDC Group
Odile Renaud-Basso, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Rachel Turner, Director of Economic Development, UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Romina Boarini, Director, OECD Centre for Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE)
Solomon Quaynor, Vice President for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization, African Development Bank
Usha Rao Monari, Under Secretary-General & Associate Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
Members of Working Group A: “Impact Transparency, Integrity and Reporting”

Chair: Douglas L. Peterson, President & CEO, S&P Global

Secretariat: The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)


Adam Lyons, Head of Green Finance Unit, UK’s HM Treasury
Alessandro Maffioli, Chief of the Development Effectiveness Division, IDB Invest
Alexander Bassen, Professor, Sustainable Finance Research Group, University of Hamburg
Amit Bouri, CEO, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
Arunma Oteh, Academic Scholar, University of Oxford
Bertrand Badré, CEO & Founder, Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital
Christina Leijonhufvud, Managing Partner, Tideline
Clara Barby, Chief Executive, Impact Management Project (IMP)
Cliff Prior, CEO, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)
Conor Kehoe, Chair, IIRC Council
David Blood, Founding Partner & Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management
Dean Alborough, Head of ESG, Old Mutual Alternative Investments
Elizabeth Seeger, Managing Director, Sustainable Investing, KKR
Fabienne Michaux, Director, SDG-Impact, UNDP
Frédéric Samama, Head of Responsible Investment, Amundi
George Serafeim, Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Chair, Harvard Business School
Ida Levine, Principal, Two Rivers Associates Limited
Isela Constantini, CEO, GST Financial Group
John Denton, Secretary General, ICC
Karen Karniol-Tambour, Co-Chief Investment Officer for Sustainability, Bridgewater Associates
Karen Wilson, Strategic Partnerships, Office of the Secretary General, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Kyung-Ah Park, Managing Director, ESG Investment Management, Temasek
Liza Maimone, COO, PwC Australia
Lucrezia Reichlin, Full Professor of Economics, London Business School
Maha Keramane, Head of Social Impact Accelerator, BNP Paribas
Maria Ariza, Director General, Mexico’s Exchange Commission (BIVA)
Marta Santamaría, Director, Capitals Coalition
Martin Whittaker, CEO, JUST Capital
Mary Karol Cline, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Global Chairman and CEO, EY
Mary Schapiro, Vice Chair for Global Public Policy and Special Advisor; lead of the TCFD
Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, BlackRock
Neil Gregory, Chief of Thought Leadership, International Finance Corporation
Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
Paul Druckman, Chairman, World Benchmarking Alliance
Peter Harrison, CEO, Schroders
Richard Brandweiner, CEO, Pendal Australia
Robert Eccles, Visiting Professor, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Robert Herz, President, Robert H. Herz LLC
Ruchi Bhowmik, Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY
Ryohei Yanagi, CFO, Eisai Co.
Soren Andreasen, CEO, EDFI
Suni Harford, President UBS Asset Management
Tebogo Naledi, Managing Director, Old Mutual Investment Group
Thomas Verheye, Principal Advisor Green Finance & Investment, European Commission
Tom Brown, Emeritus Global Head of Asset Management, KPMG
Veronica Poole, Vice Chair, Deloitte UK & Global IFRS and Corporate Reporting Leader
Weiguo Zhang, Former Board Member, IASB & Former Regulator, China Securities Regulatory Commission
Yael Almog, General Counsel, Bank Hapoalim
Members & Observers of Working Group B: Instruments and Policies to Scale Impact Investment

Chair: Dame Elizabeth Corley, Chair, Impact Investing Institute

Secretariat: Impact Investing Institute

Advisory Panel Members

Aaron Levine, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, International Finance Corporation
Adam Wolfensohn, Managing Partner, Encourage Capital
Aisha R. Pandor, Co-Founder, SweepSouth
Alderman Vincent Keaveny, Lord Mayor of the City of London
Alexandra Basirov, Global Head of Sustainable Finance for Financial Institutions Coverage, BNP Paribas
Alicia Seiger, Managing Director, Stanford University Sustainable Finance Initiative
Anne-Marie Chidzero, CIO, FSD Africa Investments
Audrey Choi, Chief Sustainability Officer, Morgan Stanley
Eliza Foo, Director, Impact Investing, Temasek
Elizabeth Boggs-Davidsen, Vice President, Office of Development Policy, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
Elizabeth Littlefield, Former Chair and CEO of OPIC, now DFC – the US Government’s Development Finance Institution
Eric Rice, Managing Director & Head of Impact Investing, BlackRock
Jeremy Gorelick, Strategic Advisor, Green Finance Institute
Louisa Mojela, Founder & CEO, WIPHOLD
Marcus Svedberg, Investment Strategist, AP4
Nadia Nikolova, Lead Portfolio Manager, Development Finance, Allianz Global Investors
Naoko Ishii, Director, Center for Global Commons, Professor and Executive Vice President, University of Tokyo
Nathalie Gabala, Regional Director, West, Central, and North Africa, Mastercard Foundation
Nazmeera Moola, Deputy Managing Director and Head of South Africa Investments, Ninety One
Shami Nissan, Head of Sustainability, Actis
Sharmi Surianarain, Chief Impact Officer, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator
Stephanie Pfeifer, CEO, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
Stephen Brenninkmeijer, Chair, Supervisory Board of the European Climate Foundation & Founder, Willow Investments
Tim Macready, CIO, Brightlight Impact Advisory
Tracy Palandjian, CEO and Co-Founder, Social Finance US
Uche Orji, Managing Director & CEO, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA)
Member and Senior Advisor

Laurie Spengler, Founder & CEO, Courageous Capital Advisors, LLC and Board Member & Lead Expert, Impact Investing Institute
Advisory Panel Observers

Amit Bouri, CEO, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
Emmanuel Faber, Former CEO, Danone
Hiro Mizuno, U.N. Special Envoy on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments
Jamie Broderick, Board Member & Lead Expert, Impact Investing Institute
Krisztina Tora, Chief Market Development Officer, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)
Nick Temple, CEO, Social Investment Business and Board Member & Lead Expert, Impact Investing Institute
Olivia Dickson, Board Member & Lead Expert, Impact Investing Institute
Yushi Nagano, Deputy Director, Office for Science, Technology and Innovation, and Digital Transformation, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Technical Working Group Members and Advisory Panel Observers

Alessandra Nibbio, Fund Manager, PPP Mandates, BlueOrchard Finance
Amal-Lee Amin, Climate Strategy Director, CDC
Euan Marshall, Manager, Investor Engagement Syndications, International Finance Corporation
Maria Teresa Zappia, Chief Impact & Blended Finance Officer, Deputy CEO, BlueOrchard Finance
Nick Robins, Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics
Sarah Gordon, CEO, Impact Investing Institute
SoVonna Day-Goins, Global Head of Social Sustainability, Credit Suisse
The Impact Taskforce held the first in a series of meetings in early August and the group’s final report is expected to be delivered to G7 governments in December 2021.

Impact investment is at an inflection point as governments, investors, businesses and entrepreneurs seek a better way to invest and deliver positive benefits for the whole of society. The GSG and the Impact Investing Institute will continue to work with the G7 and G20, as well as governments and political bodies around the world, to create a just recovery and fairer economies that function for all.

We are grateful to the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (through the FCDO Impact Programme), BNP Paribas and the EQT Foundation Inc for their financial support of the Impact Taskforce.


Notes to editors

Contact for media enquiries

For more information, contact:

Lynn Nicholson, Head of Communications, GSG: lynn.nicholson@gsgii.org, +32 494 813 837
Joe Dharampal-Hornby, Public Affairs and Media Relations Manager, Impact Investing Institute: comms@impactinvest.org.uk, +44 77 49 74 17 93
About the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)

The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) is an independent global steering group promoting sustainable development and advancing education in impact investment. The GSG was established in 2015 as the successor to, and incorporating the work of, the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK’s presidency of the G8. The GSG’s National Advisory Boards (NABs) currently cover 33 countries. It has established strategic partnerships with leading global organisations such as UNDP and the Impact Management Project. The GSG brings together leaders from finance, business, philanthropy and governments to drive a shift towards impact economies. For more information visit www.gsgii.org and follow the GSG on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About the Impact Investing Institute

The Impact Investing Institute is an independent, non-profit organisation which aims to change capital markets so that they are fairer and work better for people and the planet. It does this by raising awareness of, addressing barriers to and increasing confidence in investing with impact. Our vision is for lives to improve, as more people choose to use their savings and investments to help solve social and environmental challenges, as well as seeking a financial return. The Institute is supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, the City of London Corporation and supporters from the financial service industry. For more information visit www.impactinvest.org.uk and follow the Institute on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Impact Investing

Impact investments are investments made with an explicit intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investment optimises risk, return and impact to benefit people and the planet.

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[1] The Impact Taskforce wants a diverse range of perspectives from across the globe to shape its work. We are pleased that nearly a third (30%) of members are based in non-G7 nations and half of members are women.


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