Deputy Director @ EIF
Mr. Ulrich Grabenwarter, also known as Uli, is Head of Strategic Development - Equity and Head of Venture Capital at the European Investment Fund. He is part of the Strategic Development and EU Policies and specializes in venture capital investing. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Grabenwarter worked for five years at the European Investment Bank in the Directorate for Financing Operations, executing structured finance operations in the corporate and financial sector and private equity fund investments. Prior to that, Ulrich served as Financial Consultant and auditor at Coopers and Lybrand (now PWC). He also serves as Board member of Mojo Capital SA. and holds a Master's degree in Business, Economics and Law from Karl- Franzens University in Graz (Austria).
HEDDA PAHLSON MOLLER
Founder @ TIIME
Hedda Pahlson-Moller is a private investor, active board member, adjunct professor and government advisor on issues related to sustainable development and socially responsible investing. She is the CEO of TIIME.org – advocacy, advisory and investment support to drive capital towards positive social and environmental impact.
Hedda has 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and early-stage investor and has been teaching
Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Ecosystem at Sacred Heart University executive MBA program as well as the University of Luxembourg for the last 10 years. To continue building the ecosystem, she joined the board of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN), launching the EBAN Impact Investing initiative. She developed the first co-working space in Luxembourg and sits on the board of the LBAN (Luxembourg Business Angel
Network). Hedda is an active board member on several funds related to impact investing and gender-lens investing. She is on the investment committee and a board member of the Rising Tide funds, designed to train women in early-stage investing and currently launching Rising Tide Africa.
Founder @ Social Value UK and Social Value International
Jeremy Nicholls is the founder of Social Value UK and Social Value International, which are membership organisation for individuals, organisations and companies supporting principles and standards in accounting for social and environmental value. He is also a director of the FRC Group (a social business based in Liverpool), a non-executive director of Social Investment Business and a Fellow of Practice of the Government Outcomes Lab at the Blavatnik School of Government at the university of Oxford. Jeremy also chairs the British Standards Institution’s social value committee and is a member of the IRIS advisory committee and the Social Stock Exchange admissions panel. He has lectured at several Universities including the Said Business School at Oxford University, Hult International Business School and the University of Western Australia.
He has written’ There is no business like Social Business’ with Liam Black, and worked with others to write a number of SROI guides including, the ‘Guide to SROI’ and regularly blogs on social value.
Knowledge Centre and Policy Director @ EVPA
Priscilla Boiardi is leading the research, policy, training and dissemination activities of EVPA. Priscilla is also an advisor on numerous EC-funded projects and she is part of the OECD Social Impact Investment Experts Group. Priscilla has more than 10 years of research experience, first as a Research Associate at the Vlerick Business School and then as a PhD candidate at the Catholic University of Leuven. She has a strong expertise in research for business and public bodies, both qualitative and quantitative. Priscilla holds a MSc (Hons) in Economics and Management of Public Administrations and International Institutions from the Bocconi University in Milan. She is an Italian national and speaks Italian, English and Spanish.
Co-founder @ Stone Soup Consulting
Cláudia Pedra is the managing partner and co-founder of Stone Soup Consulting, a company focused on enhancing the social impact of organizations. She has over 25 years’ experience in human rights issues and 15 years’ experience on strategic management. Cláudia worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration, and she was chief executive officer of Amnesty International Portugal. She has also worked for other non-governmental organizations and think tanks as a human rights researcher and project manager. She is currently Director of the Network for Strategic and International Studies in Portugal. For the last eight years, she has been working with leading venture philanthropy and other funders and social investors in Portugal, helping to design venture philanthropy/investment programs and to measure their social impact.
Co-founder @ Stone Soup Consulting
Sophie Robin is a founding partner of Stone Soup Consulting, a company focused on enhancing the social value of organisations. Previously, she worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation as the Liaison Officer with Civil Society Organisations for Latin America and the Caribbean. Sophie also worked for several NGOs and served as CEO for the Portuguese NGDO Platform. Within Stone Soup Consulting, she has been specializing in social businesses, scaling up strategies for social initiatives, as well as on social impact. She has advised social entrepreneurs, foundation and VP organisations on how to measure, monitor and report on their social impact in a broad range of areas. She is a co-founder and current President of EsImpact, a Spanish network of professionals and entities working on impact management.
Professor @ ESADE
Dr. Lisa Hehenberger is a lecturer in Strategy and General Management at ESADE. She is a renowned expert on venture philanthropy and social impact investment.
She is a member of the European Commission's Expert Group on Social Business (GECES) and of the OECD's Social Impact Investment Expert group. She served on the French National Advisory Board and the Impact Measurement Working Group of the Social Impact Investment Task Force established by the G8. Until recently, she was the Research and Policy Director of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA). Lisa's research focuses on applying organisational theory to study the evolution of venture philanthropy and social impact investment. She has published in prestigious academic journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, and practitioner-oriented publications such as Stanford Social Innovation Review, as well as in numerous publications for the EVPA Knowledge Centre.
ANNE HOLM RANNALEET
Executive Director @ IKARE Ltd
Anne is part of the team that built IK Investment Partners (“IK”), a leading European Private Equity firm. She retired as Partner of IK in 2008 and is currently a member of IK’s Industrial Advisory Board serving as Senior Advisor, Public Affairs. Anne is also the Executive Director of IKARE Ltd, the venture philanthropy operated UK charity whose main donor is IK. Anne is a board member of Unicus A/S, Norway, Unicus Sverige AB and Insamlingsföreningen Kinondo Support in Sweden as well as of Polaris Management AS, Denmark and a previous board member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA). She is a member of the steering group of Filantropiskt Forum in Sweden and of the Swedish Securities Council (Aktiemarknadsnämnden). She also serves on Invest Europe’s Responsible Investment Round Table.
Holding a MSc in International Economics and Business Administration from Uppsala University in Sweden, Anne spent ten years working at Svenska Peugeot AB and Atlas Copco AB before joining SEB/Enskilda Fondkommission in 1987 as an investment banker. She has served on the boards of Graphium AB (publ) and Arca Systems International AB in Sweden as well as on the Supervisory Board of Ceva Santé Animale, France.
Trainer @ Koç University Social Impact Forum
Agata Fortuna graduated from the Faculty of International and Political Studies of Lodz University (Poland) in 2007 receiving Master’s Degree. She holds also Bachelor’s degree in Oriental Philology-Turcology from Jagiellonian Univresity.
Since 2009 Agata has been working in the civil society field in Turkey. She was involved in various national and international projects on youth empowerment, intercultural learning and dialog in conflict setting, social technology and social entrepreneurship.
Currently she is working at Koç University Social Impact Forum as a senior project and training specialist. The main field of her work and interest is social impact management, social entrepreneurship and social finance. She is experienced trainer and co-teach courses on social entrepreneurship, social impact and project management at Koç University. Agata is also member of the YouthBank International Board of Directors.
Senior Researcher @ Social Value UK
Adam Adam has been involved in the social impacts movement for over 10 years, and is a passionate advocate for how social value evidence can help organisations to make meaningful changes to how they deliver services, he has worked with a range of organisations to help develop their thinking and approach to impact management.
As the Projects, Research & Training Manager at SVUK he is responsible for international training, as well as delivering specialist courses for those working in commissioning and procurement, and managing projects with funders including the British Council and the European Commission.
Director of Innovation & Development @ NPC
Tris leads NPC’s work on innovation, researching and developing innovative approaches, new models and new ventures to create significant, long-term contributions to the capability and capacity of the social sector. He also leads on developing NPC’s relationships with core funders—philanthropists, foundations and businesses who have a shared commitment to transforming the social sector to achieve its full potential. NPC’s focus within the area of innovation is on the use of digital technology and data to transform the delivery of activities, products and services, and to transform the relationships between funders and investors, the charities and social enterprises they support, and the people they all aim to serve. Tris helped initiate and develop NPC’s Digital Transformation Programme, which is currently focused on creating practical collaborations on digital technology in areas like the youth sector and women’s empowerment, and the Inspiring Impact programme which aims to improve impact practice across the UK charity sector. He is also a board member of Social Value International, a member of the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community, and is a regular speaker at international conferences in Europe, Asia, Australia and the U.S.
Before joining NPC in 2004, he worked in consulting, emerging technology research, and scientific and engineering innovation.
KATINKA GREVE LEINER
Director @ FERD Social Entrepreneurs
Katinka Greve Leiner has been the Director of Ferd Social Entrepreneurs since its establishment in 2009. Leiner came from the position as Vice President of Innovation Norway. She was in charge of the Entrepreneurship area when Innovation Norway was established in 2002, also featuring in an entrepreneurial TV-show "Skaperen" (a Norwegian twist on the "Dragons Den").
Katinka was previously a Communications Consultant at Burson-Marsteller Norway. She has also been a Political Advisor for the Labour Party's Parliamentary group, and senior engineer in the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate. She graduated in 1991 as a civil engineer in Electric power from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Currently, she is also a board member at Den Sociale Kapitalfond (the Social Capital Fund in Denmark).
Director of Grants, Training and Employment program @ ONCE Foundation
Born in Oviedo in 1969, Sabina Lobato is a Bachelor of Economics and has a Masters degree in SME Management. With over 20 years of experience in the disability sector linked to the ONCE Foundation, she’s currently the Director of Grants and Training and Employment Programs. She’s also Member of the Plenary of the Spanish High Council on Statistics and Vice President of the European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR).
Executive Director @ Fondation Daniel&Nina Carasso
Marie-Stéphane Maradeix boasts 30 years of experience working in the non-profit sector, particularly fundraising. She has worked for Médecins du Monde, La Voie Privée, the French Social Affairs Ministry and a major French charity on education, La Fondation des Apprentis d’Auteuil. After heading the fundraising campaign for the Fondation d’Auteuil, she was appointed Deputy Director of the Development Campaign of ESSEC Business School. Then, in 2007, she directed the Campaign for the Ecole Polytechnique before joining the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso, a family foundation, as Executive Director in September 2011.
Marie-Stéphane’s experience in the philanthropy sector includes a year of research at the Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Policy Studies in the USA. She has written three books on philanthropic practice. She was trustee of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Europe (CASE Europe) and president of the French Association of Fundraisers. She is currently a board member of the French Center of Funds and Foundations, and board member of several foundations and associations including the prestigious Ecole du Louvre.
Research Manager @ EVPA
Alessia is EVPA’s Research Manager. She re-joined EVPA in 2016 after having previously worked as Research and Policy Analyst and as Project Analyst. From March until July 2016, she was blue book trainee at the European Commission, DG ECFIN, specifically working on social enterprises and SMEs market assessment and funding opportunities to support social investment. Alessia formerly worked for Unioncamere Piemonte in Brussels and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Paris. She has ten years’ volunteering experience in the NGOs’ field and a strong interest in social impact measurement and management. Alessia holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Turin and a French Master in International Administration from the UPEC.
ISABELLE LE GALO-FLORES
Deputy Director, Spain @ Fondation Daniel & Nina Carasso
During her 18 years of professional experience, Isabelle Le Galo-Flores has been working in five different foundations: two corporate foundations, one socially engaged NGOs and a grant making foundation. Initially trained as a mathematical engineer (Polytech) with a political sciences master’s degree (Sciences Po Paris) and a postgraduate in strategy and leadership (Glasgow University), Isabelle started her career as communication director in the field of health, working closely with patient organizations on their empowerment. She received the Talento Solidario professional grant in 2012 to take on as NGO director.
Currently, she is the deputy director for Spain of the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso, a grant maker family foundation dedicated to accelerating the transition towards sustainable food systems and fostering a stronger citizenship through arts. On a day-to-day basis, the work of the foundation consists in exploring impact and social transformation through an inclusive, multidisciplinary, systemic and experimental approach.
Coordinator for International Activity @ Fondazione CRT
Stefania Coni is the Coordinator for International Activity of Fondazione CRT, a philanthropic Institution based in Torino, Italy, where she facilitates and promote collaboration and exchange between local, European and international organizations. Her work includes active participation in leading EU and international philanthropic networks, with areas of interest covering broad themes such as art and culture, integration, EU project management and a major focus on social entrepreneurship and social impact. Before this Stefania was part of the Research and Analysis office, where she carried out in depth studies on the philanthropic activity and the work of Foundations of Banking Origins in Italy.
Prior to Fondazione CRT, Stefania was the Coordinator for the Cultural Observatory in Piedmont where she carried out cultural management research. She was also Research Assistant in the Department of European and International Cultural Relations at the Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli (Turin). Stefania graduated in international political sciences at the University of Turin, she studied also in Lausanne (Switzerland) and holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy Analysis (Politecnico of Turin).
Scientific Director @ ISI Foundation
Dr. Ciro Cattuto is the Scientific Director of ISI Foundation (Torino, Italy and New York, NY, USA), a 35 year old non-profit research institute, founded by CRT Foundation, that pursues foundational and applied research in Data Science and Complex Systems. Dr. Cattuto's research focuses on using big data and advanced analytics to measure and model systems that entangle human behaviours and digital platforms, exploring new opportunities to study social phenomena, identify needs, inform decision making, and measure impact. Dr. Cattuto holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Perugia, Italy and has carried out interdisciplinary research at the University of Michigan, USA, at Sapienza University in Rome, and at the RIKEN Institute in Japan. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Torino and at Sapienza University, an editorial board member of the EPJ Data Science and Nature Scientific Data journals, and he has been an organizer and program chair of several leading conferences in Computer Science, Network Science, Digital Epidemiology and Complex Systems.
CEO @ Social Value UK
Since joining in 2013 Ben has developed a range of training, assurance and membership services for Social Value UK.
He has also been instrumental in embedding the principles for accounting for social value into international projects such as the Impact Management Project, OECD ‘Working group on data standards for social investment', World Economic Forum ‘Building the evidence base’ and World Business Council for Sustainable Development ‘Re-defining Assurance’.
Ben’s background in homelessness, social housing and the built environment, affords him experience that spans sectors and an in-depth knowledge of Social Value accounting.
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Katinka Greve Leiner @ FERD
Stefania Coni @ CRT
Uli Grabenwarter @ EIF
Dorothee Vogt @ FASE
Sabina Lobato @ ONCE
Jaume Maranges @ ESADE
Jeremy Nicholls @ SVI
Tris Lumley @ NPC
Henriette Skretteberg @ FERD
Florian Erber @ Ananda
Dominik Domnik @ SEA
Stephan Peters @ TIIME
Anne Holm Rannaleet @ IKARE
Luisa Ferreira @ EIB Institute
Espen Daae @ FERD
Yolanda Rueda @ ESIMPACT
Cécile Sevrain @ TIIME
Ellen Boersma Märksch @ FYN
Gonzalo Sales @ Ferrovial
Pablo Sanchez @ B Corp
Ingrid Stange @ Partnership for Change
Isabelle Le Galo Flores @ Fondation Carasso
Marie-Stephane Maradeix @ Fondation Carasso
Priscilla Boiardi @ EVPA
Alessia Gianoncelli @ EVPA
Lisa Hehenberger @ ESADE
Adriana Balducci @ Innpact
Leon Reiner @ Impact Hub
Julia Bewerunge @ KPMG
Karl Richter @EngagedX
Emanuele Santi @ Afrilanthropy
Faye Drouillard @ The Giving Circle
Kurt Peleman @ Art Of Giving
Alison Fort @ Toniic / Katapult
Sophie Robin @ Stone Soup
Gabriel Molteni @ Stone Soup
Bernardo Garcia @ Stone Soup
Juliana Cadavid @ Ship2B
Charles Castro @ ECODES
Lara Viada @ Creas Fondation